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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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Mrs. Howard
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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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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,564,613 (USA)
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When MAX and David stop behind the car full of music listeners and asks for directions, MAX (played by Paul Reubens) asks if those were "geeks." "Geek" is exactly how Paul Reubens' most famous character, Pee Wee Herman, was described. See more »

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Before returning home to 1978, David steps out of the ship to say goodbye. When Bill and Helen first run towards the ship, the front door of their house opens up between frames. See more »

Quotes

R.A.L.F. (Robotic Assistant Labor Facilitator): Pardon me, coming through.
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Written by Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe
Performed by Blancmange
Produced by Stewart Levine
Courtesy Sire Records Company and London Records.
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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.

Enjoy it!


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