The Last Starfighter (1984)

Science Fiction
101 min.
Plot  Alex Rogan is a teenager living in a trailer park with his mother and little brother, Louis. Alex often plays ''Starfighter'', an arcade game in which the player defends "the Frontier" from "Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada" in a space battle. He becomes the game's highest-scoring player, and is approached by the game's inventor, Centauri, who invites him to take a ride. Alex does so, discovering the car is a spacecraft. Centauri is an alien who takes him to the planet Rylos. An android duplicate named Beta takes Alex's place during his absence.

Alex learns that the characters and ships in the Starfighter arcade game represent a conflict between the Rylan Star League and the Ko-Dan Empire; the latter is led by Xur, a traitor to whom the Ko-Dan Emperor has promised control of Rylos. The game was designed as a test to find those "with the gift"; Alex is expected to pilot a Starfighter spacecraft called the Gunstar. He also learns that the Frontier is an array of satellites creating a f...



Robert Preston
Catherine Mary Stewart
Maggie Gordon
Heather Locklear
Rylan Indoctrinator (uncredited)
Peggy Pope
Wil Wheaton
Louis' friend


All Titles

The Last Starfighter
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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