Explorers Poster

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: October 19th, 2004

PG|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Young Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) spends his free time watching sci-fi films, playing video games and reading comic books. Surprisingly, his affinity for all things fantastical yields a real result -- when he has a vivid dream about technology, his science-loving friend Wolfgang Muller (River Phoenix) manages to create a working spacecraft. Joined by their buddy Darren Woods (Jason Presson), the boys take off into outer space and encounter some very odd extraterrestrial life.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Amanda Peterson, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Dana Ivey, Meshach Taylor

Director: Joe Dante

Genres: Family, Science fiction

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Friend, Growing up, Amusing, Friendship, Father, 1980s, Endearing