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The Last Starfighter

Discussion in 'Movies, Movies, Movies' started by Cheesy1, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Cheesy1

    Cheesy1 Nice Guy a la mode

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    Title: The Last Starfighter

    Tagline: He didn't find his dreams... his dreams found him.

    Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action

    Director: Nick Castle

    Cast: Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Barbara Bosson, Norman Snow, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason, Chris Hebert, John O'Leary, George McDaniel, Charlene Nelson, John Maio, Robert Starr, Al Berry, Suzanne Snyder

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    Runtime: 101

    Plot: A video-gaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force.

     
  2. phil

    phil I'm done with the internet for today.

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    Uh huh.
    edit

    Oh man, this is like, it's own sub forum. I just saw this in new posts and thought it was a thing you were doing. This makes more sense now.


    also I really liked this movie back in the day.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Another movie I've actually seen.

    --Patrick
     
  4. Just Me

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    I actually saw it on the big screen back when, and loved it. Even then I loved the heck out of Robert Preston's performance, as well as O'Herlihy as Grig. Combined with the plot and the special effects, young me (14 years old) was blown apart.

    Rewatched it as soon as it was available on DVD, I still love it.
    The effects have aged, a lot.
    But Preston, O'Herlihy, the Gunstar and its Death Blossom still captured my heart and took me in.And of course: Beta!
    Nostalgia is a bad drug and can blur one's vision, but I'd sign up without thinking to watch that version on the big screen again (though please not much bigger as they were back then in '84 ;) ).
     
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    stienman GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

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    That's what I worry about in regards to this film. I really enjoyed it, but I was the target audience - a male teenager. Good to know it's got legs.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    To be fair, that's exactly the sort of thing that attracts the male teenage audience.

    --Patrick
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    That guy getting his brain lasered stayed in my dreams for years.
     
  8. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    The ending battle was pretty dumb, though.
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Yeah but
    "What do we do?!"
    "We die." #MonocleFlip
     
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    One of my favorite movies as a kid. And yeah, some of the deaths were pretty gruesome.
     
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