With Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart, Dan O'Herlihy, Barbara Bosson, Kay E. Kuter, Norman Snow, Peter Nelson, Chris Hebert, Wil Wheaton, Meg Wyllie, Lance Guest, John O'Leary, Dan Mason, George McDaniel, Charlene Nelson, John Maio, Robert Starr, Al Berry, Scott Dunlop
The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in an interstellar war. It also featured Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow and Kay E. Kuter.
The Last Starfighter, along with Disney's Tron, has the distinction of being one of cinema's earliest films to use extensive computer-generated imagery to depict its many starships, environments and battle scenes.
The Last Starfighter was Preston's final film role. His character, a "lovable con-man", was a nod to his most famous role as Harold Hill in The Music Man. There was a subsequent novelization of the film by Alan Dean Foster, as well as a video game based on the production. In 2004, it was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical.