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Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi  |  30 July 1986 (USA)
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In 1978, a boy is moved 8 years into the future and has an adventure with the alien ship that is responsible for that.

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Night Guard Brayton
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A 12-year-old boy goes missing in 1978, only to reappear once more in 1986. In the eight years that have passed, he hasn't aged. It is no coincidence that at the time he "comes back", a flying saucer is found, entangled in power lines. Written by Rob Hartill

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30 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del navegante  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,564,613 (USA)
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MAX, the ship's computer, speaks Bulgarian. When David enters the ship and takes the pilot seat, MAX says "Attention! Crois-moi! Assieds-toi! Vnimanie! Oblegni se! Chui me!" which means "Attention! Believe me! Sit down!" in French then "Attention! Sit back! Listen to me!" in Bulgarian. See more »

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When David is interviewed at the hospital, a woman asks him what happened to him at the woods after his brother scares him. David replies "I chased him for a while, then I reached this cliff... I know I fell". Actually, he made only a few steps after his brother, then turned and walked toward the ravine, with no cliffs in sight. He seems confused and distracted during the interview, which is hardly surprising under the circumstances. See more »

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David: My dad took me to see the Bee Gees a couple months ago. Who did you see?
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A Delightful Sci-Fi From the 1980s
6 January 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1978, in Fort Lauderdale, the twelve years old David Freeman (Joey Cramer) goes through the grove to bring his younger brother back home. He slides, falls in a hole and faints. When he wakes up and goes home, eight years have passed and he has not aged. Meanwhile, NASA scientists find a spacecraft near to a fallen electric tower. David is brought to NASA to be studied and soon he realizes that he can communicate with the UFO. He finds out that he was sent to a distant planet in a very high speed and became the navigator of the spacecraft. In his life, he had lost 4.4 hours. On Earth, eight years have passed. This movie is a delightful entertainment, using good special effects and having a very reasonable story. It is a family entertainment, indicated for all ages. Sarah Jessica Parker, famous presently due to the show `From Sex and the City', has a minor participation as a trainee in NASA. My vote is seven.


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