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Star Kid (1997)

Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when a meteor falls into a local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - an exoskeleton with AI from another galaxy. Spencer puts on the ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Burghardt ...
Cyborsuit (voice)
Yumi Adachi ...
Hank Bruntley
Alissa Ann Smego ...
Burgerworld Girl
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Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when a meteor falls into a local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - an exoskeleton with AI from another galaxy. Spencer puts on the Cybersuit and becomes a different kind of person. Written by Anonymous

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You know what they say, if the cyborsuit fits, go kick some alien butt!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy combat violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Warrior of Waverly Street  »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,033,609, 19 January 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,015,240, 22 March 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The science class's pet tarantula is named "Leo G.," a reference to Leo G. Carroll, who played Professor Gerald Deemer in Tarantula (1955). Furthermore, the school is called Waverly Street Elementary School. Carroll played Alexander Waverly in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). See more »


At the end of the movie when Spencer pulls up in his father's car, you can clearly see a man and a boom mic moving around in the back window reflection. See more »


Spencer Griffith: [wondering how he can eat a burger whilst trapped in the Cyborsuit] How am I supposed to eat this thing?
Cyborsuit: Insert nourishment into food processing cepticle.
Spencer Griffith: Here it goes.
Cyborsuit: [processes burger into compact size] Stand by to receive nourishment.
Spencer Griffith: I'm supposed to eat that?
Spencer Griffith: [feeling disgusted] What is this?
Cyborsuit: One synthesized nebular burger. All non-essential compounds have been filtered out.
Spencer Griffith: I'm eating a Cyborsuit turd.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Shadow in the Shade
Words and Music by Steve Plunkett and Theresa Musser
Performed by Theresa Musser
Produced by Steve Plunkett and Spencer Proffer
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"Mazzello's a superhero"
15 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

12-year-old Spencer Griffith (Joseph Mazzelllo)is an intelligent introveterted kid, who's life couldn't get much worse. His beloved mom died a few years earlier, his dad ignores him,his sister is a jerk to him, and he's a "dweeb" at school. Spencer gets picked on and beat on at school by his school nemesis a couple years older than him, "Turbo", and he's too shy to talk to Michelle, the cute girl in school.His only escape is reading the comic book "Midnight Warrior" Salvation is on its way! When Spencer is at home alone, because his boy crazy sister goes out with her boyfriend (Danny Masterson from That 70's Show), a cybersuit lands in the junkyard, which he jumps into and names cy,short for "cybersuit" and teaches it human language, becomes it's friend, and gets revenge on Turbo, by scaring the crap out of him! Later he learns that broodwariors have come to destroy the earth, and it's up to the runty kid and Turbo, who becomes his friend to stop them. I loved seeing Joseph Mazzello be a superhero like figure, he was my favorite young actor, and he's usually in Hard hitting dramas that are often depressing, and didn't get much attention or scene steeling moments in the action films he was in.

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