The Last Starfighter

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The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle.wikipedia
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Lance Guest

The film tells the story of Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), an average teenager recruited by an alien defense force to fight in an interstellar war.
Lance R. Guest (born July 21, 1960) is an American film and television actor, best known for his starring role in 1984's The Last Starfighter.

Nick Castle

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The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle.
After Halloween, Castle became a director, taking the helm of films such as The Last Starfighter (1984), The Boy Who Could Fly (1986), Dennis the Menace (1993), and Major Payne (1995).

Kay E. Kuter

Kay Kuter
It also features Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow, and Kay E. Kuter.
He appeared in many films, including The Last Starfighter as Enduran, Warlock and Gross Anatomy.

Norman Snow

It also features Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow, and Kay E. Kuter.
Norman Snow (born March 29, 1950) is an American actor who is probably best known for his role as the evil tyrant Xur in the science fiction film The Last Starfighter (1984).

Catherine Mary Stewart

It also features Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow, and Kay E. Kuter.
In 1984, she starred in two science fiction feature films, The Last Starfighter as Maggie Gordon and Night of the Comet as Regina Belmont.

The Last Starfighter (musical)

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In 2004, it was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical.
The Last Starfighter: The Musical is a musical adaptation of the 1984 science fiction film The Last Starfighter.

Dan O'Herlihy

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It also features Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow, and Kay E. Kuter.
In 1982, he starred in Halloween III: Season of the Witch as Conal Cochran and in 1984, he appeared in The Last Starfighter as Grig, Alex Rogan's reptilian copilot, navigator, and sidekick.

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There was a subsequent novelization of the film by Alan Dean Foster, as well as a video game based on the production.
The game was originally developed as part of a tie-in with the movie The Last Starfighter, which featured an arcade game of the same name as part of its plotline.

Robert Preston (actor)

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It also features Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow, and Kay E. Kuter.
His last theatrical film role was in The Last Starfighter (1984), as an interstellar con man/military recruiter called "Centauri".

Wil Wheaton

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Wil Wheaton had some scenes filmed before they were ultimately deleted from the final print.
He had a minor role in The Last Starfighter (1984) as Louis's friend, but it was cut.

Barbara Bosson

Some of Bosson's film appearances include her well-known role as Alex Rogan's mother in the science fiction film The Last Starfighter (1984).

Chris Hebert

His most memorable project came with his feature film debut, The Last Starfighter (1984) as the precocious and likable younger brother, Louis Rogan.

Peter Nelson (actor)

Peter Nelson
His film credits range include Purple Haze (1983), The Last Starfighter (1984), The Expendables (1989), Crime Zone (1989), Sounds of Silence (1989), Silk 2 (1989), Curfew (1989), Last Stand at Lang Mei (1989), and Die Hard 2 (1990), Final Vendetta (1996) and Double Team (1997).

Cameron Dye

He played "Fred" in the movie Valley Girl (1983), and also had roles in The Last Starfighter (1984), National Lampoon's Joy of Sex (1984), Body Rock (1984), Fraternity Vacation (1985), Scenes from the Goldmine (1987), Out of the Dark (1989), Men at Work (1990), and The Tavern (1999).

Vernon Washington

He is best known for his roles in the 1984 science fiction movie The Last Starfighter as Otis and in the 1985 horror movie Friday the 13th: A New Beginning as George and television roles in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations as Rev. Mills.

Space opera

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The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle.
Examples are seen in the works of Alastair Reynolds or the movie The Last Starfighter.

Craig Safan

Composer Craig Safan wanted to go "bigger than Star Wars" and therefore utilized a "Mahler-sized" orchestra, resulting in an unusual breadth of instruments, including "quadruple woodwinds" and "eight trumpets, [trombones], and horns!"
Craig Safan (born December 17, 1948 in Los Angeles, California) is an American composer for film and television, whose biggest scores include The Last Starfighter, Mr. Wrong, Stand and Deliver, Fade to Black, Major Payne, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, and music to the TV series Cheers, for which he won numerous ASCAP awards.

Peggy Pope

She also had a small role as Elvira in the 1984 science fiction movie The Last Starfighter.

Marc Alaimo

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Alaimo has appeared in some feature films including the 1984 science fiction movie The Last Starfighter (portraying the human guise of an alien assassin), the Leslie Nielsen film Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Tango & Cash, and the 1988 film The Dead Pool.

Britt Leach

He is best known for his roles in the films Fuzz (1972), Interval (1973), The California Kid (1974), Jackson County Jail (1976), Goin' South (1978), Loose Shoes (1978), Hardly Working (1980), High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980), Night Warning (1982), The Last Starfighter (1984), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), Weird Science (1985), Baby Boom (1987) and The Great Outdoors (1988).

Special effect

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The Last Starfighter is one of the earliest films to make extensive use of computer graphics for its special effects.
The Last Starfighter (1984) used computer generated spaceships instead of physical scale models.

Bret Blevins

In the same year as the release of the film, Marvel Comics published a comic book adaptation of the film by writer Bill Mantlo and artists Bret Blevins and Tony Salmons in Marvel Super Special #31.
During that time, Blevins drew Marvel Comics' adaptations of films such as The Dark Crystal, Krull, and The Last Starfighter.

Ron Cobb

The Gunstar and other spaceships were the design of artist Ron Cobb, who also worked on Alien, Star Wars and Conan the Barbarian.
Cobb has also contributed production design to the films The Last Starfighter (1984), Leviathan (1989), Total Recall (1990), True Lies (1994), The Sixth Day (2000), Cats & Dogs (2001), Southland Tales (2006), and the Australian feature Garbo, which he directed.

Alan Dean Foster

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There was a subsequent novelization of the film by Alan Dean Foster, as well as a video game based on the production.