The Visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from acclaimed director Joe Dante (Gremlins), who combines keen humour, 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. A galazy of advernture for the whole family, starring a young River Phoenix (Stand By Me, Sneakers) and Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Reality Bites).

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Explorers (1985)

PG

Family/Adventure/Romance/Comedy/Science-Fiction · 1h 49m · 7/12/1985

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The adventure begins in your own back yard.

Description

The Visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from acclaimed director Joe Dante (Gremlins), who combines keen humour, 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. A galazy of advernture for the whole family, starring a young River Phoenix (Stand By Me, Sneakers) and Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Reality Bites).

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

German, English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Paramount Pictures, Edward S. Feldman Production

Budget

$25,000,000

Revenue

$9,873,044
Cast
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Ethan Hawke

Ben Crandall
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River Phoenix

Wolfgang Müller
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Bobby Fite

Steve Jackson
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Bradley Gregg

Steve Jackson's Gang
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Georg Olden

Steve Jackson's Gang
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Chance Schwass

Steve Jackson's Gang
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Amanda Peterson

Lori Swenson
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Danny Nucci

Nasty Kid at School
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Jason Presson

Darren Woods
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Dana Ivey

Mrs. Müller
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Taliesin Jaffe

Ludwig Müller
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James Cromwell

Mr. Müller
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Brooke Bundy

Science Teacher
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Tricia Bartholome

Girl in Classroom
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Eric Luke

Darren's Teacher
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Robert Picardo

Starkiller / Wak / Wak and Neek's Father
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Karen Mayo-Chandler

Starkiller's Girlfriend
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Robert F. Boyle

Starkiller's Girlfriend's Father
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John P. Navin Jr.

Couple at Drive-In
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Mary Hillstead

Couple at Drive-In
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Simone Blue

Snack Bar Girl
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Meshach Taylor

Gordon Miller
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Dick Miller

Charlie Drake
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Leslie Rickert

Neek
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Frank Welker

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Fred Newman

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Joan Gerber

Special Vocal Effects (voice) (as Joanie Gerber)
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Belinda Balaski

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Roger Behr

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Roger Peltz

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Neil Ross

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Marilyn Schreffler

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Bill Ratner

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Jane Kean

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Bob Holt

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Jay Stewart

Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Mary Kay Place

Mrs. Crandall (uncredited)
Crew
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Joe Dante

Director
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Eric Luke

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Explorers

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

5/25/2021

$18.99 -$10.99 (37%)

Disc Title Front Cover

Explorers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/3/2019

$18.56

Disc Title Front Cover

Explorers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/12/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Explorers

(DVD)

5/23/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Explorers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/19/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Explorers: I Love the 80's

(DVD)

8/5/2008

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