Flight of the Navigator (1986) Poster


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The ship used in the movie is in a boneyard at the Disney MGM Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World in Florida. It can be seen on the studio tour.
One of the prop hulls was refurbished, and is now the topper of a drink station in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
MAX, the ship's computer, speaks Bulgarian. When David enters the ship and takes the pilot seat, MAX says "Attention! Crois moi! Assiez Toi! Vnimanie! Oblegni se! Chui me!" which means "Attention! Believe me! Sit down!" in French then "Attention! Sit back! Listen to me!" in Bulgarian.
When MAX and David escape the NASA facility, they travel "precisely 20 miles from point of origin" in approximately 35 seconds, for a speed of about 2,057 miles per hour.
Originally an independent film. The main production company, Producers Sales Organisation (PSO), collapsed midway through production. Walt Disney picked up all rights for this film and several others in a liquidation sale. They also paid for its completion.
When David's parents pull up to their house in the beginning of the movie, the song playing on the car radio is "You're The One That I Want" from "Grease", also directed by Randal Kleiser.
In his room in Nasa base, David asks when "Starsky and Hutch" is broadcast. Director Randal Kleiser also directed Starsky and Hutch (1975).
When MAX, the ship's computer describes the animals on board, he says "That is a Feenastarus from the Pixar Elliptic". Five years later, Disney teamed up with Pixar, a fledgling special-effects computer company.
The girl in the restroom wears an EPCOT Center tee shirt . At the time, EPCOT was a brand-new theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida.
The second film released under the Disney banner to contain profanity. The word "shit" is said twice. Then Mr. Freeman calls Dr. Faraday a bastard when Carolyn tells them David took off in the ship.
The music video playing in the scene where David meets Carolyn McAdams is Blancmange's "Lose Your Love."
The red, white, and blue star on the NASA facilities was the Bicentennial Star from 1976, designed by graphic designer Bruce Blackburn, who also co-designed the NASA "worm" emblem.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

David's flight to Phaelon and back took "4.4 Solar Hours," while 8 years have passed on Earth, indicating that time was slowed down for David by a factor of about 16,000, which corresponds to a speed of about 99.9999998% the speed of light.

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