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Explorers (1985)

PG 07/12/1985 (US) FamilyScience Fiction 1h 49m

The adventure begins in your own back yard.


The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey.

  1. Joe Dante


  2. Eric Luke


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ethan Hawke

    Ethan Hawke

    Ben Crandall

  2. River Phoenix

    River Phoenix

    Wolfgang Müller

  3. Jason Presson

    Jason Presson

    Darren Woods

  4. Amanda Peterson

    Amanda Peterson

    Lori Swenson

  5. Bobby Fite

    Bobby Fite

    Steve Jackson

  6. Dana Ivey

    Dana Ivey

    Mrs. Müller

  7. Bradley Gregg

    Bradley Gregg

    Steve Jackson's Gang

  8. Georg Olden

    Steve Jackson's Gang

  9. Chance Schwass

    Steve Jackson's Gang

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Full Cast & Crew


Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $9,873,044.00


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