twelve-year-old boy is knocked
unconscious for a few hours; but when
he recovers he finds strangers living in
his home and, although he has not aged,
he has mysteriously lost eight years ofhis life
in the riveting sci-fi adventure
movie Flight Of The Navigator...
TWELVE-YEAR-OLD DAVID FREEMAN (Joey Cramer) goes to meet his eight-year-old
brother Jeffrey (Albie Whitaker), taking his dog Bruiser, but he ends up blacking-out
when he stumbles into a ravine.
In the action-packed sci-fi Flight Of The Navigator, David returns home
after what he believes is a few hours later but is panic-stricken when a strange
lady, Janet Howard (Iris Acker) answers the door. Deeply distressed, he is calmed
down by Janet's husband Larry (Richard Liberty), who calls the Police.
Detective Phil Banks (Raymond Forchion) investigates David's claims of living
in the house and discovers that a young boy called David Freeman and matching
the boy's description was reported missing in 1978 eight years
earlier, and yet the boy has not aged at all.
Of The Navigator
is an absorbing,
witty, fun-filled sci-fi
adventure that is truly
out of this world...
Police contact the missing boy's parents, Helen (Veronica Cartwright) and Bill
(Cliff de Young), but David becomes even more frightened as they have aged and
Jeff (Matt Adler) is now sixteen. During the eight years he was missing he has
been declared legally dead.
is taken into hospital under the care of Dr Faraday (Howard Hesseman) in the
hope that the mystery of his missing years can be solved.
As it becomes obvious that something is very wrong what twelve-year-old
can communicate with a computer in binary code? and that in some
way his disappearance is linked to the discovery of a strange Unidentified Flying
Object, the boy is moved to the NASA research facility where the UFO is being
His life is no longer his own and his parents are unable to help him. Only the
reassurance of the kindly intern Carolyn McAdams (Sarah Jessica Parker), who
is accompanied by a robot called RALF, gives him relief from his anxiety. NASA
believes that David has been abducted by aliens and insist it is a matter of
national security that the boy stays with them.
But David keeps hearing a strange voice that guide him to the hidden spaceship
where a computer he calls MAX (voice of Paul Mall) whisks him away in the company
of strange alien creatures on an incredible journey that he hopes might, at
a great risk, take him back to the past where he belongs.
Flight Of The Navigator is an absorbing, witty, fun-filled sci-fi adventure
that is truly out of this world. The perfect film for all the family. Filmed
on location in Broward County, Florida and at Limelite Studios, Miami, the movie
also features: Ted Bartsch as Night-watchman Ellis Brayton; Robert Small as
Troy; Jonathan Sanger as Dr Carr and an unforgettable Rusty Pouch as a stunned
Gas Station Attendant.
Music is by Alan Silvestri; Director of Photography is James Glennon; Executive
Producers are: Jonathan Sanger; Mark Damon and John Hyde; Co-producer is David
Joseph; Based on a Story by Mark H Baker; Screenplay by Michael Burton and Matt
MacManus; produced by Robby Wald and Dimitri Villard; and Directed by Randal
Prepare to take off on an adventure of a lifetime with Flight Of The Navigator,
the action-packed classic 80's adventure into another world that makes its Blu-ray
debut along with a DVD release, courtesy of Second Sight Films, on 19 November
Running Time: DVD 86 Minutes; Blu-ray 90 Minutes | Catalogue Number: DVD 2NDVD3240;
Blu-ray 2NDBR4012 | RRP: DVD 15.99; Blu-ray £17.99.
Special Features: Commentary by director Randal Kleiser and Producer Jonathan
"Flight Of The Navigator is an absorbing, witty, fun-filled sci-fi adventure
that is truly out of this world" Maggie Woods, MotorBar