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25 March 1964 (USA) See more »
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The blazing adventure of the men and planes who rocket to the very edge of outer space!
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A young Air Force lieutenant falls in love with fighter planes while his father, a Congressman and war hero, yearns for him to fly heavy bombers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Will Zens 
 
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Will Zens 

Produced by
Richard Bertea .... associate producer
Will Zens .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Leif Rise 
 
Film Editing by
Michael David 
 
Production Management
Robert Sands .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Michael David .... sound
Mark Thomas .... sound effects
 
Music Department
Stephen Paul .... music selection
 
Other crew
Brooks Morris .... technical advisor (as Brooks Morris Capt. USAF)
R. Whitaker .... technical advisor (as R. Whitaker Maj. USAF)
 

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78 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Why America is the greatest country on the planet!!, 4 May 2004
Author: Michael H from Coastal Maine

The Starfighters is a brilliant MST episode but THE most perplexing film in non-MST form. I wonder if it was actually shown outside the realms of air bases. Something for strictly drive-ins? What was the director trying to show the audience and did he think the audience would be throughly entertained?

Bob Dornan is John W. Wikowski Jr, son of congressman John W. Wikowski (Sr.)who is actually Liberace's secret twin brother. He and Goober from the Andy Griffith Show go to George (not Larry) Air Force base to fly F-104 around, re-fuel forever, blow up white rectangles, wear poopie suits and fly to Europe. There's some annoying subplots involving a girlfriend from Iowa and their snuggling, some mundane conversations with big faced Major Stevens and his commanding officer and a crashed jet which is only implied, not seen. Director Will Zens went to great lengths to find as much stock footage as he can for this film due to the high salaries demanded by Dornan and Liberace. The poopie suits themselves took up most of the rest of the budget.

This was a tough film for MST since there is so much you can comment on in re-fueling scenes. This would have been an impossible film to sit through without Mike and the bots.

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