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Explorers (1985)

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ben Crandall
... Wolfgang Müller
... Darren Woods
... Steve Jackson's Gang
Georg Olden ... Steve Jackson's Gang
Chance Schwass ... Steve Jackson's Gang
... Lori Swenson
... Nasty Kid at School
... Mrs. Müller
... Ludwig Müller
... Mr. Müller
... Science Teacher
Tricia Bartholome ... Girl in Classroom
Eric Luke ... Darren's Teacher
... Starkiller / Wak / Wak and Neek's Father
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Storyline

Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up, and discover they have been given the basis for a starship. Setting off in the ThunderRoad, as they name their ship, they find the aliens Ben hopes they would find... but are they what they seem? Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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Rated PG for some mild language and action, and a brief scene involving beer | See all certifications »

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12 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Istraživači  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,607,340, 14 July 1985

Gross USA:

$9,873,044
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1.85 : 1
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A poster from Spacecamp can be seen in Wolfgang's basement. See more »

Goofs

When Darren puts the headphones on Wak's head, he puts them on the side of his eyes. His ears are much lower on his head. See more »

Quotes

Ben Crandall: Mom.
Mrs. Crandall: Yeah.
Ben Crandall: Remember that stuff you were tellin' me about your dreams and doin' what you want to do. Well, if I really want to be an astronaut and go out in space - and really do that, it'd be ok, right?
Mrs. Crandall: Sure honey, if that's what you really want to do.
Ben Crandall: Ok.
Mrs. Crandall: [hugs him] Sleep tight.
Ben Crandall: Good night.
[then, after she's left the room]
Ben Crandall: Bye Mom.
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References Not of This Earth (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Less Than Perfect
by Gene Stashuk and Michael Becker
Courtesy of Red 7
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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80's hollywood fantasy at best
6 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

i watched this movie yesterday because i'm a good fan of Joe Dante and i had not seen this flick yet, and i loved it. it projects the same feelings that E.T. and The Goonies gave me, that's one thing i love about 80's movies they use to have new and exciting stories of materials used or nor used before with a unique style, the kids were wonderful in the movie and special effects very good for the time it was made, i love how River Phoenix refers to Poltergeist when he imitates the little girl by saying.."They're Here"...just rent it and you'll see for yourself what i mean when i say 80's hollywood fantasy at best!.


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