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Flight of the Navigator (1986)

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Freeman
... Max (voice) (as Paul Mall)
... Bill Freeman
... Helen Freeman
... Carolyn McAdams
Albie Whitaker ... Jeff (8 years)
... Jeff (16 years)
... Dr. Louis Faraday
... Troy
Jonathan Sanger ... Dr. Carr
Iris Acker ... Mrs. Howard
Richard Liberty ... Mr. Howard
... Detective Banks
Cynthia Caquelin ... Woman Officer
Ted Bartsch ... Night Guard Brayton
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Storyline

A 12-year-old boy goes missing in 1978, only to reappear once more in 1986. In the eight years that have passed, he hasn't aged. It is no coincidence that at the time he "comes back", a flying saucer is found, entangled in power lines. Written by Rob Hartill

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Er kam 8 Jahre zu spät zum Abendessen - und er hatte eine phantastische Ausrede... (He came 8 years too late for dinner - and he had a fantastic excuse...) See more »


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1 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del navegante  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,115,097, 3 August 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,564,613
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

When David comes finally reaches home, one of the responding personnel can be heard telling others to sneak up behind him, which would be impossible as the ship is hovering over the water & the steps are just touching the wall at the edge of the river. They would have to be able to walk on water to sneak around behind him. See more »

Quotes

David: [David looks at a gooey alien] What's this?
Max: A very unpleasant creature.
David: What's his problem?
Max: He has a cold.
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Connections

Referenced in The Bet: Episode #1.1 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Blame It On The Bossa Nova
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc., BMI
Performed by Hollie Denei Hewitt
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Joey Cramer was the cutest kid, it was a great family show
26 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

My boys enjoyed this show, and we loved the ship and the happy ending. I was surprised he did not continue in show biz. I even saw another movie called Heartland Ghost and I was so excited because I just knew it was him but it was another actor names Gabrielle Olds that played Jeff in that show. I wish I could find a current picture or any picture of Joey Cramer after that movie. Some of his co-stars are still making great movies. I just hope he is well and happy with his life.

I had three boys and they ran around the house saying Compliance. It was sooo cute. They even loved how the ships voice changed to pee wee's.

After Joey was able to come back to the way things were with his little alien friend, they wondered how he was going to keep his little friend a secret from his parents. I am just glad I was able to raise my boys without having them get on the roof to shoot off fireworks.

I wonder if Joey has any boys and if they have seen their fathers movies. Young people whose parents were actors have a very unique way to know what their parents were like as kids, beside the normal pictures and home movies.


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