1986 PG 1h 47m DVD


1986 PG 1h 47m DVD
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A group of bright but incorrigible high school students (including Lea Thompson, Joaquin Phoenix and Kelly Preston) go to the NASA SpaceCamp intending to take the first steps in becoming astronauts. But they get more than they ever dreamed -- or feared -- when they end up launched into space. A frightening miscommunication sends the teens and their astronaut instructor into orbit, leaving them to negotiate the hazards of space and return safely.
Kate Capshaw, Tom Skerritt, Tate Donovan, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Joaquin Phoenix, Larry B. Scott, Barry Primus, Terry O'Quinn
Harry Winer
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie revolves around a perilous mission on the Space Shuttle, and in light of the Challenger and Columbia disasters, both the tension and the comedy seem inappropriate. Teen campers sneak away from dorms, and a motivated, capable girl learns an overly harsh lesson about leadership.

Sexual Content

Teen couple flirts and kisses.


Younger boy in bullying incident that ends without physical injury, but one of his possessions is broken.


Both campers and instructors swear in stressful situations.

Social Behavior

Teens break curfew, are disrespectful of space camp program, and one another's abilities, but repeated admonishments about the importance of teamwork finally sink in.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Ground-based mission control specialists smoke during crisis.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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