Overall Rank: 3183
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 140
Theatrical Release Date: 07/30/1986
Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Randal Kleiser
Actors: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright, Sarah Jessica Parker, Howard Hesseman
Plot: In 1978 12-year-old David Freeman vanished. Eight years later, he reappears, the same age, with no knowledge of the missing time. A spaceship appears at the same time and scientists are keen to know the relationship between the boy and ship. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Ian - wrote on 09/28/2015
This movie is basically the same movie as "The Last Starfighter." They are both family friendly, Star Wars/ET themed mash ups.
sapien - wrote on 04/23/2013
I remember a few things about this movie. What's funny is that I thought it was made in the '70s. lol.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/09/2012
Nostalgic value for sure - I grew up in the 80s, and this was one of the movies I recall fondly. It may not be as good as say, The Goonies or E.T., but it still has that charm. I don't think it holds up as well as those films, either, but as a look back, it's still worth watching.
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TheWolf - wrote on 09/26/2007
Flight of the Navigator, originally aired on the "Disney Sunday night movie". This was one of my favorite movies growing up. It was one that was just fun to watch. The funny thing is that, at the height of his career, it isn't until almost half way into the movie that you realize that Paul Rubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is the voice of "Max".
The movie may not exactly hold up against some of the other movies of the 80's but you have to also keep in mind that this was in the era of when Disney had stopped making animated cartoons. They wanted to make all live action features on a medium grade budget and run them on a non pay channel. This was also at the time when Cable television was really picking up steam, and the Disney channel was an additional cost like HBO.
The movie itself was …
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