PG | 1h 49min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 12 July 1985 (USA)
Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up, and discover they have been given the basis for a starship. Setting off in the ThunderRoad, as they name their ship, they find the aliens Ben hopes they would find… but are they what they seem?
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for some mild language and action, and a brief scene involving beer
i watched this movie yesterday because i’m a good fan of Joe Dante and i had not seen this flick yet, and i loved it. it projects the same feelings that E.T. and The Goonies gave me, that’s one thing i love about 80’s movies they use to have new and exciting stories of materials used or nor used before with a unique style, the kids were wonderful in the movie and special effects very good for the time it was made, i love how River Phoenix refers to Poltergeist when he imitates the little girl by saying..”They’re Here”…just rent it and you’ll see for yourself what i mean when i say 80’s hollywood fantasy at best!.
Director: Joe Dante
Writer: Eric Luke
Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite