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?
Film debut of Danny Nucci.
If this is all a dream, what's gonna happen when we wake up?
Wolfgang Müller: I don't know, but I can't wait to find out.
When the boys are escaping the sinking Thunder Road, you can see a diver/crew member on the opposite side the kids are getting out of.
The Home Video and Cable-TV versions are re-edited by director 'Joe Dante' and are two-minutes shorter than the original theatrical release. One of the missing scenes from the Home Video release has 'Ben[E. Hawke]' and 'Wolfgang[R. Phoenix]' walking to school and discussing the strange dreams 'Ben's' been having. 'Ben' then shows 'Wolfgang' the circuit diagram drawing that he dreamt the previous night. 'Wolfgang' then offers to input the diagram into his Apple IIc computer. The two then start talking about school-bully 'Steve Jackson.' It's here when we first hear 'Ben' comments/mention, quote: "Steve Jackson has elephantitis of the ego!" This is the reason why 'Ben' is later punched by 'Jackson'in another scene. The music on the soundtrack album called "Sticks And Stones" is about two minutes and this is the music which accompanies the missing scene.
$3,607,340 (USA) (14 July 1985)
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