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Flight of the Navigator (1986)

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

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Cast

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Max (voice) (as Paul Mall)
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Albie Whitaker ...
Jeff (8 years)
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Troy
Jonathan Sanger ...
Dr. Carr
Iris Acker ...
Mrs. Howard
Richard Liberty ...
Mr. Howard
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Cynthia Caquelin ...
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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Take off on the ultimate fantasy adventure! See more »


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1 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del navegante  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,115,097, 3 August 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,564,613
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The production relocated to Norway for an additional three weeks to shoot a section of a spacecraft that was transported in four sections to the outskirts of Oslo, and reassembled in an airplane hangar. Two identical spaceships were built and only differed in weight. The lighter 700-pound ship was used solely for flotation sequences. The heavier ship of 1450 pounds had a full interior made out of aluminum. Additional filming of glacier footage took place in a northern arctic area of Norway. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, David falls into a deep ravine. South Florida is totally flat, the only ravines are canals filled with water. The vegetation is also not from south Florida. See more »

Quotes

David: [to his family] I'm sorry, but I don't belong here now! I love you!
[gets back in ship and flies off]
Max: You need to be with your family, David.
David: That is my family, but that's NOT my home. MY home is back in 1978!
Max: I wish I could take you back in time, David, but it's just too risky.
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Soundtracks

Trapped In My Mind
Written by David Kitay, Charles Valentino and Stephanie Tyrell
Published by Tyrell-Mann Music Corp., BMI
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My favourite childhood movie
15 July 2006 | by 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.

Enjoy it!


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