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?
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
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The production relocated to Norway for an additional three weeks to shoot a section of a spacecraft that was transported in four sections to the outskirts of Oslo, and reassembled in an airplane hangar. Two identical spaceships were built and only differed in weight. The lighter 700-pound ship was used solely for flotation sequences. The heavier ship of 1450 pounds had a full interior made out of aluminum. Additional filming of glacier footage took place in a northern arctic area of Norway. See more »
After David contacts Jeff from a payphone, he heads back toward the ship where a father is getting ready to snap a family photo. Behind the gas pumps is a Dodge Caravan with closed doors. Once the ship lifts off a few seconds later, you can see how the van's rear passenger door has managed to open up all by itself. See more »
The original print of this starts with the titles "Through PSO Producers Sales Organization PSO And Viking Film Present A New Star Entertainment Production A Randall Kleiser Film Flight Of The Navigator". On the BBC2 TV 2015 print the titles have been changed to display "Walt Disney Pictures[castle logo] Walt Disney Pictures Presents Flight Of The Navigator A Producer Sales Organization Picture A Randall Kleiser Film A New Star Entertainment Production". The broadcast was on 21 December 2015. See more »
This is one of those movies where you KNOW it isn't perfect... Did they HAVE to insert in an entirely redundant cute alien creature, for example? And wasn't the spaceship MUCH more appealing with a robotic, apathetic voice at the start then as the jive talking', clownish 'best buddy' that he becomes later? Yes, and YES.
But to a kid who grew up with this film, such imperfections don't matter a jot. You were THERE, flying through the sky, plunging into the ocean and almost crash landing into the Earth at the speed of light.
Even watching as a adult, the memories still linger... but the film is more than just a mildly pleasant nostalgia trip. Check out the cutting-edge special effects, and the excessively poignant meeting Kevin has with his family in the future where he hasn't aged a day.
Pure magic. 8/10
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