New York Times - 07/30/1986
"...A lively and touching adventure....So absorbing, such constant fun, that it may well be the best family film around..."
Variety - 07/30/1986
"...Entertaining....Kids should be attracted by the visuals and some nifty special effects..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/31/1986
"...Pleasant....The script plays to director Randal Kleiser's strength, which is a sensitivity and conviction in depicting young people in relation to one another and their parents..."
David Freeman (Joey Cramer), a 12-year-old boy, is mysteriously abducted by an alien ship and returns to Earth eight years later, still only 12. He now possesses great navigational powers that enable him to fly his space ship anywhere he desires. Along with the robotic Commander Max (voiced by Paul Reubens under the name Paul Mall) and Mascot Puckmarin, the boy encounters an adventure of extraterrestrial proportions.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Flight Of The Navigator
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.
A young boy disappears one fine Florida night and reappears eight years later, none the worse for wear and apparently not a day older. It seems he was abducted by aliens and employed as an intergalactic navigator on their spacecraft. Now, with the help of his otherworldly friends, he must find a way to get back to the correct time before it's too late.
Disney Film |
Family (General) |
Kidnapping And Missing Persons |
Kids Adventure |
Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy |