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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. Commissioned by James Barkley.
Release date: July 12, 1985 (USA)
Director: Joe Dante
Box office: 9.9 million USD
Screenplay: Eric Luke
Music composed by: Jerry Goldsmith