Flight of the Navigator

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Released 1986

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Director:
Randal Kleiser
Released:
1986
Rating:
PG
David Freeman (Joey Cramer) is an ordinary boy destined for a most extraordinary adventure - aboard a spectacular, futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David returns- possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe. With these sudden navigational powers, David is able to take the fantastic flying machine anywhere he desires, accompanied by both its wisecracking robotic commander, Max, and an assortment of bizarre extraterrestrial creatures! Embark on a fun-filled, fast-paced journey of fantasy and adventure as David takes off on the flight of a lifetime! Also featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and the voice of Paul Reubens.

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  • 75

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    The time-shift plot may be a bit too complicated for a children's film, and the sheer amount of talk necessary to explain it may cause some restlessness. But when the film shifts i...

  • 75

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    The film doesn't have the pace or the scale of Back to the Future, but it does have the same sweet moment when a child declares his love for his parents because he's seen them in a...

  • 63

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    Flight of the Navigator is a cheerfully unaccomplished little movie, a kind of E.T. for kids that recalls the Disney live-action films of a generation ago. E.T is not the only movi...

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