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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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A child returns after disappearing for over a decade - and the world has aged without him.

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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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Come along on the greatest adventure of the summer! See more »


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30 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del navegante  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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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In the second half of the film, the length and style of David's hair changes noticeably between shots several times. See more »

Quotes

R.A.L.F. (Robotic Assistant Labor Facilitator): Pardon me, coming through.
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Joey Cramer was the cutest kid, it was a great family show
26 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My boys enjoyed this show, and we loved the ship and the happy ending. I was surprised he did not continue in show biz. I even saw another movie called Heartland Ghost and I was so excited because I just knew it was him but it was another actor names Gabrielle Olds that played Jeff in that show. I wish I could find a current picture or any picture of Joey Cramer after that movie. Some of his co-stars are still making great movies. I just hope he is well and happy with his life.

I had three boys and they ran around the house saying Compliance. It was sooo cute. They even loved how the ships voice changed to pee wee's.

After Joey was able to come back to the way things were with his little alien friend, they wondered how he was going to keep his little friend a secret from his parents. I am just glad I was able to raise my boys without having them get on the roof to shoot off fireworks.

I wonder if Joey has any boys and if they have seen their fathers movies. Young people whose parents were actors have a very unique way to know what their parents were like as kids, beside the normal pictures and home movies.


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