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Explorers (1985)

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109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
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$ 25,000,000
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$ 3,607,340
Gross (USA)
$ 9,873,044
Gross (World)
$ 9,873,044
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Jul 12, 1985 (United States)

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Ethan Hawke
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Dana Ivey
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Taliesin Jaffe
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James Cromwell
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Brooke Bundy
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Tricia Bartholome
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Eric Luke
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Robert Picardo
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Mary Hillstead
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Meshach Taylor
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Dick Miller
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Frank Welker
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Roger Behr
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6.6 / 10 | 17,318 votes