Star Kid (1997)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family  |  16 January 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roland Griffith
Janet Holloway, Science Teacher
Manfred 'Turbo' Bruntley
Stacey Griffith
Hank Bruntley
Arthur Burghardt ...
Cyborsuit (voice)
Kevin, Stacey's Boyfriend
Michelle Eberhardt
Yumi Adachi ...
Alissa Ann Smego ...
Burgerworld Girl
Officer #1


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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£79,008 (UK) (22 May 1998)


£774,247 (UK) (10 July 1998)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


After the movie's cinematic debut, Joseph Mazzello was asked in a magazine interview how he liked the role, with the interviewer assuming playing a kid in an exo-suit must have been exciting. Joseph replied it wasn't very much fun, since a stuntman did all of the exterior shots of the Cyborsuit and all he got to do for the reaction shots was sit on a stool in front of a screen. See more »


The dirt on Spencer's clothing after coming out of a garbage can changes when it switches to him entering the car. 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 Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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User Reviews

A fun little romp.
28 May 2003 | by (Surf City, USA) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing the preview to "Star Kid" when it came out in theaters and thinking, "Man, does that look dumb." Last night it came on one of the movie channels--at 10pm, strangely--so I figured I'd let it play in the background while I did some work. I ended up watching the whole thing, and guess what--I really enjoyed it. Sure, there are some inevitably silly scenes, but then, at 37, I'm way out of the target demographic.

I don't want to find fault with the movie because "it is what it is." The actors are all decent, the effects are better than I had expected, and best of all, it has heart. I'm building a library of movies for our kids (when we finally have some), and said movies will need to be wholesome family entertainment that I won't mind watching, too. I will definitely include "Star Kid."

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