A still picture from the film Explorers.

With a terrific young cast including Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix and some energetic work from director Joe Dante, Explorers is full of wit, good-looking effects, and tonnes of charm.

The visionary dreams of three curious and adventurous young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, an action-fantasy film that combines keen humour, 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.

Rating: PG

Released: 1985

Length: 1h 49m

Director: Joe Dante

Starring: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite, and James Cromwell

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