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Directed by Joe Dante, "Explorers" (also known as "Explorers - Ein Phantastisches Abenteuer") is a Family/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Adventure film, released in the USA on July 12 of 1985 . Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix are starring, alongside Bobby Fite, Bradley Gregg, Georg Olden and Chance Schwass.

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Who is the director of "Explorers":

Explorers was directed by Joe Dante, an American director, actor, producer, and writer.

Before Explorers, Joe Dante had directed Gremlins, released in 1984, Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), The Howling (1981), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), Piranha (1978), and Hollywood Boulevard (1976). Since, he directed Innerspace, released in 1987, Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), The 'burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), and Small Soldiers (1998).

What was the release date of "Explorers":

Explorers was first released in the United States on Friday, July 12, 1985.. This was thirty-four (34) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, December 19, 1986 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, December 18, 1985 in France; Thursday, June 19, 1986 in Germany; Thursday, December 19, 1985 in Australia and on Saturday, March 08, 1986 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Explorers":

At the casting of Explorers we find Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society (1989), Dad (1989)); River Phoenix (Stand by Me (1986), The Mosquito Coast (1986)); Bobby Fite (The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)) [ more... ]

  • Robert Picardo and Jason Presson also appeared in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, released in 1990.
  • Robert Picardo and James Cromwell have both also be seen in Oh, God! You Devil, released in 1984.
  • River Phoenix and Bradley Gregg also worked together in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, released in 1989.
  • James Cromwell and Danny Nucci also worked together in Eraser, released in 1996.

What is the Storyline of "Explorers":

While watching late-night science-fiction movies, Ben (Ethan Hawke) has a vivid dream of flying over a space-like circuit board and shares his visions with his best friend Wolfgang (River Phoenix) a young scientific genius who is able to translate his dreams into a complex circuit board that actually works.

After numerous experiments, they discover the circuit board creates an electrically generated sphere. By using a computer to steer it, they can make it move anywhere in three dimensions, even as [...]

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