New York Times - 07/13/1984
"...[It] taps its sources with the zest of a vampire, and the result, if unoriginal, is nevertheless buoyant....Good-humored, bent on action and even touching..."
Variety - 07/11/1984
"...Awe-inspiring....Preston is perfect..."
Teenager 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."
?Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada.? So begins an adventure of galactic proportions in The Last Starfighter. After Earthling Alex (Lance Guest) conquers the Starfighter video game, he is recruited by alien Centauri (Robert Preston) to be part of an elite legion of fighters. Leaving behind his trailer park home for the outer regions of space, Alex becomes the last hope for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worlds ? including Earth. Loaded with out-of-this-world bonus features and digitally remastered for optimum picture quality, The Last Starfighter 25th Anniversary Edition is the ultimate video game fantasy come true!
Kids Adventure |
Space Opera |
Theatrical Release |
"The Last Starfighter" was actor Robert Preston's last film.
Star Car was built by Gene Winfield Special Projects.
Filmed in Technicolor and Panavision, with a projected aspect ratio of 2.35:1.