Explorers 1985 Film | Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson

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Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Badacze kosmosu

Explorers plot from IMDb: "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 Explorers trailer can be found online.

Directed by Joe Dante

Produced by David Bombyk, Edward S. Feldman

Written by Eric Luke

Music by Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography: John Hora

Edited by Tina Hirsch

Production companies: Co-production of Industrial Light & Magic (Lucasfilm Limited) and Paramount Pictures

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Release date: July 12, 1985

Running time: 109 minutes

Budget: $20–25 million

Box office: $9.9 million

Cast and Characters:

Ethan Hawke as Benjamin "Ben" Crandall

River Phoenix as Wolfgang Müller

Jason Presson as Darren Woods

Amanda Peterson as Lori Swenson

Bobby Fite as Steve Jackson

Dana Ivey as Mrs. Müller

Taliesin Jaffe as Ludwig Müller

James Cromwell as Mr. Müller

Robert Picardo as Starkiller / Wak / Wak and Neek's Father

Karen Mayo-Chandler as Carla

Dick Miller as Charlie Drake

Meshach Taylor as Gordon Miller

Mary Kay Place as Mrs. Crandall

Leslie Rickert as Neek

Brooke Bundy as Science Teacher