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Flight of the Navigator ()


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

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David Freeman
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Max (voice) (as Paul Mall)
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Bill Freeman
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Helen Freeman
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Carolyn McAdams
Albie Whitaker ...
Jeff (8 years)
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Jeff (16 years)
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Dr. Louis Faraday
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Troy
Jonathan Sanger ...
Dr. Carr
Iris Acker ...
Mrs. Howard
Richard Liberty ...
Mr. Howard
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Detective Banks
Cynthia Caquelin ...
Woman Officer
Ted Bartsch ...
Night Guard Brayton
Gizelle Elliott ...
Technician #1
Brigid Cleary ...
Technician #2
Michael Strano ...
Technician #3
Parris Buckner ...
Scientist #1
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Scientist #2
Tony Tracy ...
Observation Guard
Philip Hoelcher ...
NASA Officer
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Hangar Guard #1
Butch Raymond ...
Hangar Guard #2
Bob Strickland ...
Control Room Guard #1
Michael Brockman ...
Control Room Guard #2
Louis Cutolo ...
Radar Technician #1
Debbie Casperson ...
Radar Technician #2
Chase Randolph ...
Lieutenant King
John Archie ...
Agent #1
Tony Calvino ...
Agent #2
Rusty Pouch ...
Gas Station Attendant
Robert Goodman ...
Tourist Man
Ryan Murray ...
Tourist Child
Keri Rogers ...
Jennifer Bradley
Peter Lindquist ...
Newscaster #1
Jill Beach ...
Newscaster #2
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Kid in Mustang
Bruce Laks ...
Bixby (as Bruce Lake)
Arnie Ross ...
NASA Technician #1
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NASA Technician #2 (as Fritz Brauner)
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Puppeteer (voice)
Tony Urbano ...
Puppeteer
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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R.A.L.F. (uncredited) (voice)
Stephen Luscombe ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Randal Kleiser

Written by

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Mark H. Baker ... (story)
 
Michael Burton ... (screenplay)
 
Matt MacManus ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mark Damon ... executive producer
Malcolm R. Harding ... co-executive producer
John W. Hyde ... executive producer
David Joseph ... co-producer
Jonathan Sanger ... executive producer
Dimitri Villard ... producer
Robert Wald ... producer (as Robbie Wald)

Music by

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Alan Silvestri

Cinematography by

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James Glennon

Film Editing by

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Jeff Gourson

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Michael Greenfeld ... assistant film editor
Frederika Kesten ... apprentice editor
William J. Meshover ... assistant film editor
Janice Parker ... additional editing by
Beverly Pinnas ... apprentice editor

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Valorie Massalas

Production Design by

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William J. Creber

Art Direction by

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Michael Novotny

Set Decoration by

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Scott Jacobson

Costume Design by

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Mary Lou Byrd

Makeup Department

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Philip Goldblat ... makeup supervisor
Diana Johnson ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Häkon Gundersen ... production supervisor
Malcolm R. Harding ... production manager
Hal Harrison ... post-production manager
Mike Moder ... executive in charge of production: Norway
Inge Tenvik ... production manager: Norway

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Randall Badger ... second assistant director
Peter Bogart ... assistant director
William J. Creber ... second unit director
Michelle Marx ... assistant director: aerial unit
Terry Miller ... second assistant director
Mike Moder ... assistant director: Norway

Art Department

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John Balling ... scenic painter
Lewis Bowen ... stand-by scenic
Thomas Cocheo ... property master
Thierry Coup ... set builder
Kenneth J. Creber ... draughtsman
Gabriel C. Ell ... construction coordinator
Edward Eyth ... conceptual artist
George Fidler ... leadman
Daniel Gluck ... model maker
Joe Griffith ... illustrator
David C. Hardie ... construction foreman
Gary Lee ... model maker
Kevin Scott Mack ... set designer
Rox Ann Madera ... art coordinator
Per Mørk ... construction manager: Norway
Egil Storeide ... construction: Norway
Norman E. Weber ... painter
Scot Broadus ... model maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jim Borgardt ... adr editor (as Jim Bogart)
D. Rex Downham ... sound
Gaspar ... assistant sound editor
Walter A. Gest ... sound recordist (as Walter Guest)
Jean-Pierre Halbwachs ... sound trainee
William Hooper ... sound editor
Michael Hoskinson ... assistant sound editor
Jan Lindvik ... sound mixer: Norway
Robert J. Litt ... re-recording mixer
Dessie Markovsky ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Glenn T. Morgan ... assistant sound editor
Emile Razpopov ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Frank Serafine ... additional sound effects
Mark P. Stoeckinger ... sound editor
Elliot Tyson ... re-recording mixer
Robert Wald ... sound designer
Scott Warren ... boom operator
Tim Webb ... sound recordist
Bill Young ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Bret Alexander ... fabricator
Jack Bennett ... special effects supervisor
John Boisseau ... special effects
Petter J. Borgli ... special effects: Norway
Craig Boyajian ... special effects coordinator: Norway
Renee Brown ... creature mechanics
Jim Casey ... creature mechanics
David Goldberg ... puppet mechanics
Bruce Hanover ... special effects
Laine Liska ... creature mechanics
Tony Murchland ... lighting special effects: Norway
Mike Sorensen ... puppet mechanics
Joseph Williams ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Mori Biener ... computer animation
Bruce A. Block ... matte cameraman
Craig Boyajian ... visual effects coordinator
Harold Buchman ... computer animation / digital artist
Brad Calhoun ... computer animation (as Bradford L. Calhoun)
Patrick DeWarren ... computer animation
Peter Donen ... visual effects supervisor
David Emerson ... optical camera
C. Robert Hoffman III ... computer animation
John Howard ... computer animation
Jeffrey Kleiser ... digital effects supervisor
Douglas R. MacMillan ... computer animation
Bret Mixon ... rotoscoping
Rocky Mohoney ... optical line-up
John Pennie ... computer animation
Randall Rudd ... creative director
David W. Sieg ... computer animation
Joseph Thomas ... FX animation/animation camera
Joseph Wallikas ... optical effects supervisor: Norway
Mark Wolf ... motion control miniature effects
Carl N. Frederick ... graphics programmer (uncredited)
Tom Gleason ... model maker (uncredited)

Stunts

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Courtney Brown ... stunt double
Kevin McCoy ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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James H. Armfield ... still photographer
Jo Banoun ... electrician: Norway
Christian Berrum ... electrician: Norway
Jerry Bertolami ... dolly grip
Gunnar Bøvollen ... grip: Norway
Peter Lyons Collister ... director of photography: second unit (as Peter Collister)
Bud Elam ... motion control photography
Ron Goodman ... camera operator: Norway
Craig Haagensen ... camera operator
David R. Hardberger ... motion control photography
Margaret Herron ... assistant camera: Norway
Gary Holt ... gaffer
Jordan Klein Sr. ... underwater camera operator
Ben Lowe Jr. ... key grip
William McConnell ... assistant camera
Gordon Miller ... second assistant camera
George Muhs ... motion control photography
Tom Olsen ... grip: Norway
Pierre Roseman ... best boy electric
Barry Ryan ... best boy grip
Egon Stephan Jr. ... first assistant camera (as Egon Stephan)
Fred Valentine ... electrician
Warner R. Wacha ... second assistant camera
Peter Wagner ... key grip: Norway

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Dee Miller ... casting: Florida

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anne Hamre ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Sam Tedesco ... location manager (as Samuel P. Tedesco)
Sherry Thorup ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Randy Alsenz ... synthesist (as Randolph Alsenz)
Dane A. Davis ... synthesist
John Paul Fasal ... synthesist
Lori Hollingshead ... assistant music editor
Kenneth Karman ... music editor
David Kitay ... music arranger: source music
Gary Moon ... music arranger: source music
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn
Steve Tyrell ... music producer: source music / source music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Israel Brinson ... transportation manager
Denise Cannon ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Katrine Amundsen ... second assistant production: Norway
Steve Austin ... spaceship designer
John Buckingham ... mechanic: Norway
Janis Benjamin Collister ... production coordinator (as Janis Collister)
Jim Davidson ... assistant accountant
Doug Dulmage ... laser effects technician
Torill Ek ... production assistant: Norway
Will Fowler ... technical advisor
Al Guthery ... pilot
Luke Halpin ... marine services
Knut Haraldsen ... second assistant production: Norway
Stephen Howell ... assistant: Randal Kleiser
Trond G. Lockertsen ... assistant production manager: Norway
Lillian O. MacNeill ... script supervisor
Jamie Marshall ... assistant: Mr. Kleiser (as Jaime Marshall)
Tony Miller ... location accountant
Gardner Monks ... production assistant
Mark Moormann ... production assistant
Bridget Murphy ... production coordinator
Jan Nicholls ... teacher
Lynn Novatt ... production assistant
Kjersti Paulsen ... production assistant: Norway
April Pearce ... assistant accountant
Derry J. Pearce ... unit accountant
Amund Prestegaard ... second assistant production: Norway
Maxine Pryor ... production secretary: Robby Wald
Marsha Robertson ... unit publicist
Cathy A. Roszell ... production assistant
David B. Sharp ... spaceship designer (as David Sharp)
Sheree Smith-Mullins ... production assistant
Anthony Stabley ... production assistant
Inger Cecilie Weedon ... production assistant: Norway
Melissa Smith ... sales and marketing coordinator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Come along on the greatest adventure of the summer! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le Vol du Navigateur (France)
  • El vuelo del navegante (Spain)
  • Naufragés de l'île aux pirates (Canada, French title)
  • Navigatorov let (Serbia)
  • O Navegador do Espaço (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,115,097, 03 Aug 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia The ship used in the movie used to be in a boneyard at the Disney Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World in Florida, where it was an exhibit on the "Backlot Tour". See more »
Goofs When the official at NASA tells Faraday that the ship stopped 20 miles up, a shot of a tracking screen appears. One detail says "Target Altitude 184800ft", which is 35 miles. 20 miles is 105,600 feet. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Flight of the Navigator: Part 1 (1988). See more »
Soundtracks Lose Your Love See more »
Quotes Max: Compliance!
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