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Flight of the Navigator

  • Drama
  • Children's
  • 1986
  • Randal Kleiser
  • 85 mins
  • U

Summary

Science-fiction adventure starring Joey Cramer. On 4 July 1978, 12-year-old David Freeman takes a tumble and wakes up in an altered world: his home and family are changed, and a voice in his head is calling for help. Meanwhile, Nasa scientists discover a mysterious alien spacecraft. Is there a connection?

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This appealing children's adventure has just enough quirky touches to keep adults involved as well. Joey Cramer is the youngster who goes missing at the age of 12, only to turn up eight years later completely unchanged. It soon becomes apparent that his disappearance is linked to alien space travel. The scenes where Cramer attempts to get to grips with the fact that he has missed out on eight years of his life (his younger brother is now his elder) are neatly handled by director Randal Kleiser, who proves equally adept at the action sequences. Of the adults, Veronica Cartwright and Howard Hesseman come off best, while a pre-stardom Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) provides the voice of Cramer's friendly robot.

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Credits

Cast

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David FreemanJoey Cramer
Helen FreemanVeronica Cartwright
Bill FreemanCliff De Young
Carolyn McAdamsSarah Jessica Parker
Dr FaradayHoward Hesseman
MaxPaul Reubens
TroyRobert Small
Jeff aged 16Matt Adler
Jeff aged eightAlbie Whitaker

Crew

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DirectorRandal Kleiser

Details

Theatrical distributor
The Walt Disney Company Ltd
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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