Last Starfighter, The (1984)
Last Starfighter, The (1984) Genre(s): Family | Sci-Fi

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Preston, Chris Hebert, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason, Barbara Bosson, Wil Wheaton

Synopsis: Beating the record on a video game takes a boy further than he ever expected.

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Newt's movie review

The truly difficult part of this movie was trying to believe Lance Guest was 17 years old. The other things making this movie kinda hard to watch were the FlashDance sweaters, really cheezy visual effects, video game sound effects, and bad acting. Really bad acting.

On the upside, it embodies the realization of dreams by a lad who has the stakes against him. Ok, maybe that wasn't a high point. But the Atari game was cool.

Added 02 November 2002 at 2:22 PM
Ripley's movie review

The effects and such are a bit dated but that doesn't seem very important. It's entertaining and besides, it's every gamer's fantasy, right? Worth watching.

Added 18 January 2004 at 5:27 AM

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