Flight of the Navigator is a movie about a young boy named David Freeman. David was a bit of a shy boy of 12, growing up in the 70's.
While walking through a very dark and dense wooded area between his home, and the neighbors in order to bring his brother home for dinner and the 4th of July celebrations.
After being scared by his younger brother, David began heading back home, but something caught his eye, something deep in a dry river bed.
They say curiosity killed the cat, but in this case, David was transported 8 years into the future. Everything and everyone he knew changed, but he didn't.
This movie was a great movie, one of the few Disney movies that wasn't a big hit at first, but it did become a cult classic.
David Freeman played brilliantly by actor Joey Kramer, delivered a character believable and likeable enough to carry the story.
Directed by Randal Kleiser best known as the Director of such classic movies "Grease" with John Trivolta and Olivia Newton John. And other great movies such as, The blue Lagoon with Brook Shields and Christopher Atkins.
The movie's story was written by Mark Baker, with screen play written by . Michael Burton.
Set in first in the late 1970's David encounters an alien robot named Max, course the name was a bit longer then David could pronounce so he called the robot Max for short. The robot was voiced by Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Rubens.
This action adventure story pulled at your heart strings with the internal struggle as David has to choose between risking loosing the family he loves, and a family he did not know.
If you have not seen this wonderful movie, I suggest strongly to go to Amazon or Ebay and find a copy, it is very family friendly, only a couple colorful metaphors, but all in all a well - worth movie.