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The ship used in the movie used to be in a boneyard at the Disney Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World in Florida where it was an exhibit on the "Backlot 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.
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), put up two-thirds of the budget, while the rest came from Viking Film, a Norwegian company. Walt Disney Pictures picked up all rights for this film for North America, becoming the first distribution deal for the studio under new management led by Michael Eisner.
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.
In his room in Nasa base, David asks when "Starsky and Hutch" is broadcast. Director Randal Kleiser also directed Starsky and Hutch (1975).
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.
When MAX and David stop behind the car to ask for directions, the song heard in the car is a fragment of "Trapped In My Mind", composed by David Kitay and Guy Moon, and performed by Kitay himself specifically for the movie, so a full version of this song does not exist.
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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.
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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.
The music video playing in the scene where David meets Carolyn McAdams is Blancmange's "Lose Your Love."
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The voice of MAX is played by Paul Reubens, but is credited as Paul Mall.
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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 film takes place on July 4, 1978 and in July 1986.
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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.
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Alan Silvestri's score kicks in the moment the first dog catches the frisbee in its mouth during the opening credits sequence.
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Phaelon is located 560 light years from Earth.
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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.
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David Scott Freeman was born in 1966.
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Spoilers 

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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