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Joey Cramer, who starred in the movie Flight of the Navigator as a child, robbed a bank in 2016 with the intent of getting sent to prison in order to get himself off drugs and save his own life.

Flight of the Navigator star was homeless and on drugs – then robbed bank to save his life

In 1986 Flight of the Navigator star Joey Cramer took a break from acting “to be a normal kid again”.

Fast forward 34 years, that hiatus is only just ending – but life has been anything but ordinary.

Homeless, suicidal and hopelessly hooked on hard drugs, in 2016, wearing a flimsy disguise, he robbed a bank, fleeing with a wad of cash. He was arrested three days later.

It was his way of forcing himself to get help.

Now, after getting clean in prison, the 47-year-old is finally relaunching the acting career he put on ice three decades ago.

And by sharing his story in documentary Life After the Navigator, he’s hoping to help others facing similar issues.

Speaking to Daily Star from his home on Canada’s Vancouver Island… Continue Reading (6 minute read)

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