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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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Roland Griffith
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Janet Holloway, Science Teacher
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Arthur Burghardt ...
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Stacey Griffith
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Manfred 'Turbo' Bruntley
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Kevin, Stacey's Boyfriend
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Michelle Eberhardt
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Yumi Adachi ...
Mika
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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!


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

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16 January 1998 (USA)  »

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The Warrior of Waverly Street  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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£79,008 (UK) (22 May 1998)

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$7,015,240 (USA) (20 March 1998)
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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 »

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

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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 Steel (1997) See more »

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Hard Lung
Word and Music by Marc Johnson and Matt Lynch
Performed by SNAIL
Courtesy of Big Deal Records
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Not terrific but generally fun and imaginative
27 February 2011 | by (The world of artists) – See all my reviews

Joseph Mazzello. I like him very much. That is why I wanted to see this film, even though the plot wasn't especially promising. This isn't one of Joseph's best films. It is okay but quite flawed. No less true is that, without our idol Joseph, it would have been a lot worse. He takes the whole movie alone. The movie only works because of him. As usual, Joseph is wonderful on his part.

The only strange and minor side of his acting here is that he spends a great deal of time inside a cybersuit. Nothing wrong with his acting, it's just that spending such a great amount of time inside of a cybersuit is a limitation that prevents him from doing other things he could do, even though he still goes far on this role despite the limitations implied. He's got some hilarious lines and he does some pretty funny faces as well (always so convincing and expressive).

The things Spencer (Joseph's character) does in this movie with Cy (the cybersuit)... I bet this is how little Bobby from 'Radio Flyer' would have liked to make his brutal stepfather "The King" pay for everything he did to him.

It's a fun film to watch, original and imaginative. Yes, it's silly, but worthy for Joseph Mazzello's fans precisely thanks to him.


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