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Explorers (1985)

Explorers
6.7 Rating
(142 ratings)
6.6 IMDB rating

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Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Ben Crandall
River Phoenix

River Phoenix

Wolfgang Müller
Bobby Fite

Bobby Fite

Steve Jackson
Bradley Gregg

Bradley Gregg

Steve Jackson's Gang
Georg Olden

Georg Olden

Steve Jackson's Gang
Chance Schwass

Chance Schwass

Steve Jackson's Gang
Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson

Lori Swenson
Danny Nucci

Danny Nucci

Nasty Kid at School


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Eric Luke

Eric Luke

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Description: Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up, and discover they have been given the basis for a starship. Setting off in the ThunderRoad, as they name their ship, they find the aliens Ben hopes they would find... but are they what th ... (more)
Release date: 12 July 1985
UPC: 097360167641
Adventure (10), Sci-fi (10), Fantasy (7), Comedy (6), Aliens (6), 1985 (5), 1980s (5), Space (4), Family (4), School (3), 80's (3), Students (3), Alien (3), Kids (3), Slow (2), ? Ending (2), Science Fiction (2), 02 (2), 1980's (2), *saipal (2)
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Top Favorite Films of 1985 (76 movies items)

" Directed by Joe Dante Starring River Phoenix, Ethan Hawke, Bobby Fite, Amanda Peterson, Danny Nucci, Jason Presson, Dana Ivey, Robert Picardo, Brooke Bundy, Dick Miller, Mary Kay Place, Leslie Rickett, Meshach Taylor, and featuring voices of Frank Welker, Fred Newman, Brenda Balaski, Neil Ross, Marilyn Schreffler, Jean Kean, Neil Ross, and Bob Holt "


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" Director: Joe Dante Starring: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bobby Fite, James Cromwell, Brooke Bundy, Robert Picardo and Mary Kay Place Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up, and discover they have been given the basis for a starship. Setting off in the ThunderRoad, as they name their ship, they find the aliens Ben hopes they would find... but are they what they seem"


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"The view of the "city lights" is a model which includes a suburb that looks suspiciously like a circuit diagram, complete with logic gates and an integrated circuit. The sound effects from the movie at the drive-in were taken directly from Yars' Revenge, an Atari video game. When the helicopter pilot looks the newspaper, one of the headlines says "Kingston Falls 'Riot' Still Unexplained". Kingston Falls was the town where the events in Gremlins (also directed by Joe Dante), took place. "


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"Wolfgang Müller: Explosions in space? It's impossible. Ben Crandall: What do you mean? You can hardly see the strings. "


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" Watched - January 27th - HDNet Movies - Rewatch "Look, I know I must look weird to you, but how do you think you look to me? Listen, I watched four episodes of Lassie before I figured out why the little hairy kid never spoke - I mean he rolled over, sure, he did that fine - but I don't think he deserved a series for that." - Wak The movie I affectionately refer to as the poor man's E.T. - It is about three boys who build there own spaceship - I didn't like Explorers at all the first time I "


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"Original title: Explorers Brazilian title: Viagem ao Mundo dos Sonhos Translation for Brazilian title: Trip to the Dreamworld"


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