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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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Max (voice) (as Paul Mall)
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Albie Whitaker ...
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Jonathan Sanger ...
Iris Acker ...
Mrs. Howard
Richard Liberty ...
Mr. Howard
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Detective Banks
Cynthia Caquelin ...
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Ted Bartsch ...
Night Guard Brayton
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Storyline

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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David is eight years late for dinner... and the U.S. Government wants to know why. But David has an excuse, an absolutely fantastic excuse! See more »


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30 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del navegante  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$18,564,613 (USA)
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The voice of MAX is played by Paul Reubens, but is credited as Paul Mall. See more »

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When David's mind is unloading images of star charts on to the computer screens, they flash past at a tremendous rate, at least ten a second. One of the scientists says, "These are uncharted systems," but there is no way he could possibly know this given their speed. See more »

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Woman Officer: David, what is the date today?
David: [sighs] It's the Fourth of July.
Woman Officer: And what year?
David: [impatiently] 1978!
Detective Banks: [a beat] David... who is the President of the United States?
David: Duh. You need that for your paperwork?
Detective Banks: Mmm-hmm.
[long pause]
Detective Banks: Well?
David: It's Jimmy Carter!
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My favourite childhood movie
15 July 2006 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This film stands out as my favourite childhood movie. I have searched my brain for the name of it for years, even as I remembered full scenes, extremely detailed. I just couldn't remember the name of the film. I started renting anything I recognized from when I was young - and ended up watching some great films (although most were slower than I remembered them to be). But, finally, I found this, my favourite film, and I have to say it is just as exciting and cool and exciting as I remembered (keep in mind, even as a young person, I had a keen eye for excellence in film :) ). I recommend this film completely.

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