Have you ever thought of traveling through time... going forward or backward to any date? That's the intriguing question aviator/inventor Max Knickerbocker (E.T's Peter Coyote) asks 11-year-old Jonothan Knicks (Huckleberry Fox of "Terms of Endearment"). Max is unaware that Jonothan is his grandson - already an adventurous time traveller thanks to a machine built by his neighbour, Henry Coogan (Academy Award-winner actor Art Carney). Can Jonathan save his grandfather from a fatal solo flight across the atlantic and alter the course of history?
-Excellent TV movie for all ages. Peter Coyote, Art Carney, and Huckleberry Fox are wonderful in this movie. A young boy hears about his great grandfather trying to fly across the English Channel from stories by his grandfather. Then he finds out his grandfather has a time machine he has been to sick to use. Max takes it for a spin and meets his great grandfather in person. He tries to help him make the flight that could put him in history books. Unfortunately I rarely see this on TV and it is not on VHS or DVD. I hope it gets enough recognition to be transferred to DVD soon. If you enjoy movies like "Back to the Future", "Explorers" and "Flight of the Navigator" you will certainly like this movie.
-This is a wonderful story about early aviation and how several pilots lost their lifes trying to cross the Atlantic before Lindbergh. When a young boy hears a story from his granfather, played by Art Carney, about his great grandfather, played by Peter Coyote, trying to make the crossing he decides he must help him. With the help of his greandfather he travels back in time.
-Put Huckleberry Fox, Peter Coyote, and Art Carney in a Fantasy Adventure film dealing with airplanes and time travel, add an intelligent script, excellent performances by the entire cast, give it a couple dashes of suspense, a few pinches of comedy, and capture it all with dazzling cinematography, and you have The Blue Yonder. This is the type of film that I actively seek out.
-Marvelous family entertainment. A boy, pure in heart and spirit, as only the very young can be, seeks his Grandfather in the past.
A beautiful story of love and courage, with a dash of magic. Be warned though, you must allow your imagination free rein. You must believe in the improbable and even the impossible, for here, lives the delight of discovery.
Peter Coyote ... Max Knickerbocker
Huckleberry Fox ... Jonathan Knicks
Art Carney ... Henry Coogan
Dennis Lipscomb ... Finch
Joe Flood ... Leary
Mittie Smith ... Helen Knickerbocker
Frank Simons ... Young Coogan
Stu Klitsner ... Mr. Knicks
Morgan Upton ... Police Captain
Bennett Cale ... Dooley
Cyril Clayton ... Drunk
Charles Adams ... News Vendor
Gretchen Grant ... Mrs. Knicks
Doug Morrison ... Barber
Jerry Landis ... Doctor
Release Date:17 November 1985 (USA)
Also Known As:Time Flyer