Flight of the Navigator

Flight of the Navigator

Randal Kleiser (1986)

U Certificate


Our Score
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.


A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978, and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.

Cast & Crew

David Freeman Joey Cramer
Helen Freeman Veronica Cartwright
Bill Freeman Cliff De Young
Carolyn McAdams Sarah Jessica Parker
Dr Faraday Howard Hesseman
Max Paul Reubens
Troy Robert Small
Jeff aged 16 Matt Adler
Jeff aged eight Albie Whitaker
Director Randal Kleiser
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Children's