PG | | 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?
The ranting and raving of Wak and Neek's Dad is peppered with just barely recognizable bits of English including "You have no respect for authority!" and "Wolfgang? Who the hell is Wolfgang?"
Way to go, stupid!
On the maiden voyage of the Thunder Road, right after the sphere-field activates, the camera cuts to the front of the ship for a brief second and a half, and we can see the boys, mainly River Phoenix in the middle, waving their hands very enthusiastically and out of character for the scene. It's possible that this was an outtake that was cut into the film by mistake. Joe Dante has always said that due to studio pressure, the film released is basically a rough cut.
$3,607,340 (USA) (14 July 1985)
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