The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter

Nick Castle (1984)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A teenager breaks the world record for a video game depicting spaceship battles, unaware the game is based on a real interplanetary war and has been created as a test to recruit fighter pilots. When a besieged planet's entire fleet is wiped out, he is forced to take on an entire alien armada single-handed. Sci-fi adventure, starring Lance Guest and Robert Preston.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Nick Castle
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Miracle Films LtdGuidance: Edited for some of its violence and language. Available on: video