Explorers
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1985
Director: Joe Dante
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097360-167641
Running time: 1:46 (106 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 19, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#63)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
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 humor, 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 galaxy of adventure for the whole family, starring a young River Phoenix (Stand By Me, Sneakers) and Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Reality Bites).
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Genres
Family
Science-Fiction
Fantasy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Paramount Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Joe Dante....Director
Writing
Eric Luke....Writer
Production
Michael Finnell....Executive Producer
Edward S. Feldman....Producer
David Bombyk....Producer
Cinematography
John Hora....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tina Hirsch....Film Editor
Music
Jerry Goldsmith....Composer
Sound
Ken King....Production Sound Mixer
Robert J. Litt....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Minkler....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Elliot Tyson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Rob Bottin....Make-up Effects
Robert F. Boyle....Production Designer
Bruce Nicholson....Visual Effects
Frank Richwood....Art Director
Rosanna Norton....Costume Designer
Robert MacDonald, Sr.....Visual Effects
Scott Eddo....Make-up Artist
Rob Bottin Productions
Vincent Prentice....Make-up Effects
Zoltan Elek....Make-up Effects
Cast
Ethan Hawke....Ben Crandall
River Phoenix....Wolfgang Müller
Bobby Fite....Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson's Gang
Bradley Gregg
Georg Olden
Chance Schwass
Amanda Peterson....Lori Swenson
Danny Nucci....Nasty Kid at School
Jason Presson....Darren Woods
Dana Ivey....Mrs. Müller
Taliesin Jaffe....Ludwig Müller
James Cromwell....Mr. Müller
Brooke Bundy....Science Teacher
Tricia Bartholome....Girl in Classroom
Eric Luke....Darren's Teacher
Robert Picardo....Starkiller
Karen Mayo-Chandler....Starkiller's Girlfriend
Robert F. Boyle....Starkiller's Girlfriend's Father
Couple at Drive-In
John P. Navin, Jr.
Mary Hillstead
Simone Blue....Snack Bar Girl
Meshach Taylor....Gordon Miller
Dick Miller....Charlie Drake
Robert Picardo....Wak
Leslie Rickert....Neek
Robert Picardo....Wak and Neek's Father
Stunt Players
Bradley Alan
Janet S. Brady
Jerry Brutsche
Doc D. Charbonneau
William Couch, Jr.
Bob Herron
Lane Leavitt
Patricia Madigan
Bennie Moore
Gary Morgan
Alex Plasschaert
Kim Washington
Mike Washlake
Jesse Wayne
Special Vocal Effects
Frank Welker.... (voice)
Fred Newman.... (voice)
Joan Gerber.... (voice)
Belinda Balaski.... (voice)
Roger Behr.... (voice)
Roger Peltz.... (voice)
Neil Ross.... (voice)
Marilyn Schreffler.... (voice)
Bill Ratner.... (voice)
Jane Kean.... (voice)
Bob Holt.... (voice)
Jay Stewart.... (voice)
Mary Kay Place....Mrs. Crandall