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Flight of the Navigator [1986] (1 disc)

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Director:Randal Kleiser
Writer:Matt MacManus
Michael Burton
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Independence Day
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:71%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Drama
  • Sci-Fi
  • Kids
  • Family
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Puppets
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Synopsis: A boy falls in a ditch one night and wakes up to a world he no longer recognizes.


Reaction: Great fun for kids.


Personal Rating: 8/10


Highlights
"Compliance."

Select Cast and Crew
Randal Kleiser => Director
Matt MacManus => Writer
Michael Burton => Writer
Alan Silvestri => Composer
Albie Whitaker => Jeff Freeman, 8 Years
Cliff De Young => Bill Freeman
Howard Hesseman => Dr. Faraday
Iris Acker => Mrs. Howard
Joey Cramer => David Scott Freeman
Jonathan Sanger => Dr. Carr
Matt Adler => Jeff Freeman, 16 Years
Paul Reubens => Max (as Paul Mall) (voice) / Trimaxion
Richard Liberty => Mr. Howard
Robert Small => Troy
Sarah Jessica Parker => Carolyn McAdams
Tim Blaney => Puppeteer (voice)
Veronica Cartwright => Helen Freeman

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Reference to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: David gets out of the spaceship at the gas station to "phone home".
  • When David's parents pull up to their house in the beginning of the movie, the song playing on the car radio is {You're The One That I Want} from Grease, also directed by Randal Kleiser.
  • The ship used in the movie can be found in a boneyard at the Disney MGM Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World in Florida. It can be seen on the studio tour.
  • In his room in Nasa base, David asks when [Starsky and Hutch] is broadcast. Director Randal Kleiser also directed Starsky and Hutch.
  • The tee shirt worn by the girl at the restroom is for EPCOT Center, the then-new Disney theme park in Florida
  • MAX, the ship computer speaks in Bulgarian. When David enters the ship and takes the pilot seat MAX says "Vnimanie! Oblegni se! Chui me!" which means "Attention! Sit back! Listen to me!"
  • When MAX, the ship computer, is describing the animals he has on board, he said "That is a Feenastarus from the Pixar Elliptic". This was five years before Pixar, a fledgling special effects computer group at the time, teamed up with Disney, who produced this film.
  • The music video playing in the scene where David meets Carolyn McAdams is Blancmange's {Lose Your Love}.