Explorers: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of 1985 film by Joe Dante Explorers have died?

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1985 film by Joe Dante


Release date 1985
Released34 years (approx) ago
Duration 109 minutes
River Phoenix with date Martha Plimpton on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Academy Awards, 1989.

About Explorers

Explorers is a 1985 American science fiction fantasy family film written by Eric Luke and directed by Joe Dante. The film stars Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix (in their film debuts), and Jason Presson as teenage schoolboys who build a spacecraft to explore outer space. The special effects were produced by Industrial Light & Magic, with make-up effects by Rob Bottin. Rushed into production, the film was never properly finished. Dante revealed that the studio demanded that he stop editing and rush for a July release where it was overshadowed by the Live Aid concert. Despite being a box office flop upon its release, it attracted a cult following when it was later released on VHS.