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?
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
Sets for Dr. Faraday's NASA headquarters and David's bedroom were built at a soundstage at Miami's Limelite Studios. The FAA Tracking Station for Southern California was the site of several scenes, while the interiors of assorted hangars located at Opa-locka Airport stood in for NASA property. Al's Alligator Farm, a general store and dilapidated roadside attraction, was filmed at the BR Horse Ranch, owned by actor Burt Reynolds, in Jupiter, FL. See more »
When David watches Jennifer through a telescope, the song Lovefire from Roller Boogie is playing. Flight Of The Navigator starts in July 1978, Roller Boogie came out in December 1979. See more »
This film stands out as my favourite childhood movie. I have searched my brain for the name of it for years, even as I remembered full scenes, extremely detailed. I just couldn't remember the name of the film. I started renting anything I recognized from when I was young - and ended up watching some great films (although most were slower than I remembered them to be). But, finally, I found this, my favourite film, and I have to say it is just as exciting and cool and exciting as I remembered (keep in mind, even as a young person, I had a keen eye for excellence in film :) ). I recommend this film completely.
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