Last Starfighter (1984)
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He Didn't Find His Dreams... His Dreams Found Him.
|Millions of light years ago, a great frontier was constructed in the universe to protect the Star League of Planets from its enemy, the evil KO-DAN. But now a defector has give the key to the frontier to the KO-DAN, and Starfighters from throughout the galaxy are needed to defend the peace. One recruiter, the alien scalawag Centaur (Robert Preston), visits Earth to fill his quota of recruits and find Alex (Lance Guest), an 18-year-old Earthling with an extraordinary talent for video game wizardry. Alex is quickly propelled into the regions of outer space to join others from planets throughout the Star League to fight a war to save the universe.|
Editor's NoteTeenager Alex Rogan lives and works in the trailer-park that his mother owns. His life consists of contemplating his rather bleak future, and waiting for word on his college loan application to arrive. One night all this changes forever. Alex possesses an extraordinary skill at video games, and when this skill attracts a space-travelling recruiter looking for pilots to protect the galaxy from outside forces, he suddenly finds himself on another planet in the middle of an inter-galactic war. It seems that his game-playing abilities are an invaluable military asset to the embattled "Star League of Planets."
The Last Starfighter - DVD Review
By: Keith Breese filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 7/24/2009 7:48 PM
|An enjoyable mash-up of western-styled action and John Hughes-styled coming of age drama, Nick Castle's The Last Starfighter was also, according to a 2003 article in the humor newspaper The Onion, the film that inspired former President George W. Bush to seek the presidency. While that's funny, like many of The Onion's satirical articles, it's also fairly believable -- The Last Starfighter is the rousing kind of kid flick that inspires ten-year-old boys to grab broomsticks, storm the neighborhood hill, and go nuts on pretend aliens with ridiculous faux karate moves....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Catherine Mary Stewart|
|Nick Castle - Director|