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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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Cynthia Caquelin ...
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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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Er kam 8 Jahre zu spät zum Abendessen - und er hatte eine phantastische Ausrede... (He came 8 years too late for dinner - and he had a fantastic excuse...) See more »


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1 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del navegante  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,115,097 (USA) (3 August 1986)

Gross:

$18,564,613 (USA)
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Trivia

Both Cliff De Young and Veronica Cartwright, who play David Freeman's parents, have appeared in The X-Files (1993), a TV show which is centered around extra-terrestrials and their technology. See more »

Goofs

At NASA when David makes the call to his family at home, boom mics are reflected on the phone Bill uses. See more »

Quotes

David: [trying to find his family's new home] Can't you give me a signal in the air to go by?
Jeff Freeman, 16 Years: If I have to set the house on fire, you'll find it.
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Connections

References Roller Boogie (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Blame It On The Bossa Nova
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Hollie Denei Hewitt
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A classic family movie
16 January 2006 | by (Odessa, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

For the fist time I saw Flight of The Navigator when I was a kid, nearly twenty years ago. I remember young soviet kids flocked into the theaters to see a strange American movie and somehow taped it but too many time has passed and all these years it was like a rather unclear distant memory for me, a distant memory of something pretty good and even beautiful. Since then I was unable to find it and watch it again and only recently I caught in on a cable TV channel. Despite being twenty seven years old now I still liked it a lot.

Flight of The Navigator is a very good Sci-fi family movie despite (or some people could say thanks to) it is not as overloaded by the special effects as most of such modern movies. That left enough place not only for pure entertainment bit also for emotions and some pretty nice scenes with rather good dialogs. It the story of an eleven years old boy, who after a strange and quite inexplicable contact with something looked like an alien ship got moved through the time into future several years ago, which passed for him like a couple of hours. In this future he takes an adventure to find an explanation what really happened with him. Flight of The Navigator is a very enjoyable movie for whole family, which deserves much more appreciation than overwhelming majority of recent family movies.

9 out of 10


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