The Last Starfighter


1984 - 101 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.20 : 1
Universal Pictures, Lorimar Film Entertainment
Release Date: 13 July 1984 (USA)
Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $6,011,695 (USA)
Gross: $28,733,290 (USA)

Plot

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 given 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 Centauri (Robert Preston), visits Earth to fill his quota of recruits and finds 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.

Cast

Alex Rogan / Beta Alex - 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
Lord Kril - Dan Mason
Louis Rogan - Chris Hebert
Rylan Bursar - John O'Leary
Kodan Officer - George McDaniel

 





Director

  

Director - Nick Castle

Writing credits

Writer - Jonathan Betuel

Producer

Producer - Gary Adelson
Producer - Edward O. Denault
Associate producer - John H. Whitney Jr.
Consulting producer - Robert E. Swanson