The Last Starfighter

  • PG
  • Nick Castle (1984)
  • US
  • 96 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Lance Guest's prowess at video games is monitored by emissaries from the Star League of the future, who recruit him to defend the universe from evil invaders in this glossy, space-age fairy tale. It's highly derivative - Star Trek-like aliens have Star Wars-inspired dog-fights against a computer-graphic backdrop - but the sensitive love story between Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart cuts through the cuteness and gives the intergalactic adventures a much-needed boost. Children will love it, especially the fun moments with Guest's android double.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction adventure starring Lance Guest and Dan O'Herlihy. Alex is a bored teenager who lives with his mother and young brother in a trailer park. The chance for adventure comes when Starfighter, the video game he plays, becomes reality.

Cast and crew

Cast

Alex Rogan
Lance Guest
Grig
Dan O'Herlihy
Maggie Gordon
Catherine Mary Stewart
Jane Rogan
Barbara Bosson
Xur
Norman Snow
Centauri
Robert Preston
Enduran
Kay E Kuter
Louis Rogan
Chris Hebert
Lord Kril
Dan Mason
Rylan Bursar
John O'Leary
Rylan technician
Charlene Nelson

Crew

Director
Nick Castle

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Miracle Films Ltd
Guidance: 
Edited for some of its violence and language.
Available on video
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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