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Writers:
Geoff Chapple (writer)
Kely Lyons (writer)
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Release Date:
15 December 1988 (Australia) See more »
Tagline:
Time-Travel Adventure of the Year!
Plot:
Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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21 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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An amazing Sci-Fi adventure See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Lyons ... Connor

Chris Haywood ... Arno
Hamish McFarlane ... Griffin

Marshall Napier ... Searle
Noel Appleby ... Ulf
Paul Livingston ... Martin
Sarah Peirse ... Linnet
Mark Wheatley ... Tog 1
Tony Herbert ... Tog 2
Jessica Cardiff-Smith ... Esme
Roy Wesney ... Grandpa
Kathleen-Elizabeth Kelly ... Grandma
Jay Saussey ... Griffin's girlfriend
Charles Walker ... Old Chrissie
Desmond Kelly ... Smithy
Bill Le Marquand ... Tom

Jay Laga'aia ... Jay
Norman Fairley ... Submarine captain
Alistair Babbage ... Grigor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barron Christian ... American Submarine Captain (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vincent Ward 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geoff Chapple  writer
Kely Lyons  writer
Vincent Ward  written by

Produced by
Gary Hannam .... co-producer
John Maynard .... producer
 
Original Music by
Davood A. Tabrizi 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
 
Film Editing by
John Scott 
 
Casting by
Diana Rowan 
 
Production Design by
Sally Campbell 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Becroft 
 
Costume Design by
Glenys Jackson 
 
Makeup Department
Marjory Hamlin .... makeup artist (as Margorie Hamlin)
 
Production Management
Murray Francis .... production supervisor
Godfrey Hall .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christine Haebler .... third assistant director
Robin Murphy .... second assistant director
Greg Stitt .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bruce Armitage .... laborer
Robert Astley .... props maker
Phil Attenbrooke .... welder
John Brockie .... construction crew
Jill Carlyle .... stand-by props
Carl Dawson .... laborer
Nick Delamore .... laborer
Karl Fourdrinier .... storyboard artist
Joshua Frizzell .... laborer
Roger Guise .... property buyer
Miro Harre .... laborer
Roy Hopkins .... stand-by carpenter
Shane Hopkins .... laborer
Danie Hori .... laborer
Terry Lysaght .... construction crew
Alex Matagi .... set painter
Gerry McGillicuddy .... construction crew
Russell Munro .... construction crew
Tony Piliotis .... set finisher
Guy Richards .... draughtsman
Ian Richter .... scenic artist
Philip Taratoa .... stand-by props
Shane Teehan .... art department runner
Andrew Turney .... props maker
Jon Turney .... props maker
Nigel Tweed .... construction manager
Simon Wheeler .... laborer
Michael Worrall .... conceptual designer
 
Sound Department
Greg Bell .... additional dialogue editor
Steve Burgess .... foley artist
Julius Chan .... post-synch engineer
Liz Goldfinch .... dialogue editor
Phil Judd .... sound mixer
Gerry Long .... foley artist
Ian McLoughlin .... post-synch engineer
Axel Paton .... boom operator (as Alexander Paton)
Dick Reade .... sound
Angus Robertson .... post-synch engineer
Lee Smith .... sound effects supervisor
Malcolm Smith .... assistant dialogue editor
Peter Townend .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Walls .... assistant sound effects editor
Noelleen Westcombe .... assistant sound effects editor
Danielle Wiessner .... dialog & adr editor
Rhyl Yates .... assistant dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Shaun Bell .... special effects unit
Ken Durey .... special effects pyrotechnics
David Foreman .... special effects unit
Nicholas Foreman .... special effects unit
Brian Harris .... mechanical effects
Mark Matthews .... special effects unit
Jim Millett .... special effects unit
Paul Nichola .... special effects supervisor
David Pride .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew Mason .... optical effects
John Pope .... optical effects
David Pride .... matte artist
Chris Swinbanks .... optical effects
Michael Worrall .... matte artist
 
Stunts
Steve Agnew .... stunts
Michael Baxter-Lax .... stunts
Karl Bradley .... stunts
Stephen Charters .... stunts
Brian D. Coleman .... stunts
Bob Cullinane .... stunts
Brendon Durey .... stunts
Louise Fry .... stunts
Nigel Humphreys .... stunts
Timothy Lee .... stunt coordinator
Timothy Lee .... stunts
Tony Parlane .... stunts
Brent Petrie .... stunts
Patrick Smith .... stunts
Marianne Stobie .... stunts
Mark Woolams .... stunts
Adrienne Wynyard .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Diane Blomfield .... assistant photographer: second unit
Ben Campbell .... generator operator
Terry Fraser .... key grip
Allen Guilford .... camera operator
Simon Mark-Brown .... assistant grip
Nick Mayo .... focus puller
Ian Philp .... gaffer
Kevin Riley .... best boy
Geoffrey Short .... still photographer
Gordon Smith .... lighting technician
Sigmund Spath .... photographer: second unit
Sigmund Strath .... lighting technician
Justin Topzand .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Sharon Howard-Field .... casting: UK
Liz Mullinar .... casting: Australia
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pauline Bowkett .... wardrobe assistant
James McCarthy .... wardrobe assistant
Tunja Nola .... wardrobe assistant
Erin O'Neill .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Arthur Cambridge .... color grader
Miriam Cortes .... negative matcher
Karen Jackson .... assistant film editor
Danielle Wiessner .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Richard Lush .... music recordist
Clare Shanks .... music researcher
Davood A. Tabrizi .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Laurence Aberhart .... specialist stills
Phillipa Anderton .... trainee assistant to director
Russell Baldwin .... steeple-jack
Danny Boreham .... runner
Robert Bruce .... safety
Brian Campbell .... runner
Alison Carter .... researcher
Brian D. Coleman .... horse trainer
Paul Coleman .... wrangler
Clair Crowther .... accent and voice consultant
Ed Curlett .... catering staff
Sue Curlett .... catering staff
Katherine Curtis .... production assistant
Maya Dalziel .... acting tutor
David Des Baux .... trainee clapper loader
Janine Dickins .... production accountant (as Janine Dickens)
Martin Doherty .... solo voice
Peter Done .... investors' representative
Lynda Fairbairn .... medieval research
Kerry Fetzer .... caterer
Michael Frankel .... solicitor
Susan Gadsby .... unit nurse
Paul Grinder .... location manager
Caroline Guise .... caterer
Allen Hardy .... catering staff
Mara Kiek .... solo voice
Judith Lardner .... accounting assistant
Tilly Lloyd .... runner
Margaret Lovell .... co-production supervisor
Sue McCullum .... catering staff
Elizabeth McRae .... accent and voice consultant
Sheryl Morris .... catering staff
Chrissie Parker .... runner
Hilary Quick .... assistant to director
Linda Ray .... continuity
David Schubert .... color lab liaison
Deborah Sinton .... production secretary
Karen Thompson .... production secretary
Angela Ward .... unit nurse
Jane Wikiriwhi .... receptionist
Julia Wilson Dickson .... accent consultant: UK (as Julia Wilson-Dixon)
Denise Wolfson .... color lab liaison
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Navigator: An Odyssey Across Time" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
90 min | West Germany:82 min (cut version)
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Trivia:
It was this movie that convinced the producers of Alien³ (1992) to hire Vincent Ward as writer/director (although Ward would eventually leave the set of Alien 3 after many creative differences with the studio).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (at around 51 mins), during the pouring of the spike in the foundry, Griffin breaks the "fourth wall" by briefly looking up at the camera and then quickly away again.See more »
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
An amazing Sci-Fi adventure, 6 December 1998
Author: J. Canker Huxley from USA

No, this is not the silly Disney movie in which the fat kid rides around in a spaceship shaped like a big green booger and generally annoys all forms of alien life to the tune of a bad Robert Palmer cover of a Little Richard song.

This Navigator, "The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey" is a sad, yet compelling story of time-travelers from the Middle Ages trying to save their small village from the Black Death. In this movie, the view is treated to how the modern world would appear as heaven (or even hell) to a person from Mediaeval times soley through the use of visuals.

This film was the creation of master director Vincent Ward who has made such wonderful works as "What Dreams May Come" and "Map of the Human Heart." As with all of his movies, Ward treats us to an array of stunning uses of color and texture to enhance a grand story.

The Navigator only suffers having a bland name. Watch this film at least twice, once for the mind blowing story, the other for Ward's rich film work. This film is sure to become a Sci-Fi classic.

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