Video Game Movies: THE LAST STARFIGHTER

Director Nick Castle
Year 1984
Starring Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart
Rating PG
Run Time 101min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

Seeking escape from his boring trailer-park life, Alex Rogan obsessively plays the Starfighter video game. Little does he know that his mastering of the game is being watched, and soon he is recruited to replicate that mastery in real life, way out in space! Teaming up with scaly alien Grig, he takes on the evil Kodan forces. Can Alex successfully shake his comfortable life at home in favor of intergalactic adventures? You bet he can. Although there was a promise of an Atari game to follow the movie, it never came to be, but we're all content to live vicariously through Alex and enjoy these very early, very '80s, computer graphics.

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