The Explorers (1985)

Rating: **
Special Effects: Industrial Light & Magic
Cast: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix

Three kids embark on the journey of their lifetimes as they manage to construct a spaceship and travel to outerspace. There, they encounter a couple of strange aliens who learned everything they know about Earth culture from picking up stray television signals for the past forty years. The aliens actually sent for the kids by implanting the design for their spacecraft in their dreams. Juvenile, but charming (and don't try this at home kids!).