Laserhawk (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  1997 (Canada)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Raymond
Melissa Galianos ...
M.K. Ultra aka Rodney Terence Stanko
Bob Sheridan
Col. Lewis Teagarden USAF
Joseph Wynne ...
Frank Raymond - Zach's Father
Susan Almgren ...
Mrs. Raymond - Zach's Mother
Lila Feng ...
Chris Sedens ...
WBTI Ch. 2 Anchorman
Jill Deacon ...
Field Reporter
Marc Poulin ...
Dr. Duvalle
Pretty Girl #1
Jessica Welch ...
Pretty Girl #2
Kelly Patterson ...
Pretty Girl #3


Teenagers in a mid-west town discover that they are destined to fight off an alien invasion as the crew of a spacecraft of unknown origin. They are aided by a mysterious patient in a psychiatric hospital and a frenetic comic book artist. Written by Keith Loh <>

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The war began 250 million years ago... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language




Release Date:

1997 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ameaça Alienígena  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The character M.K. Ultra, comic book writer Rodney Terence Stanko's (Gordon Currie) pen-name, is taken from the code name for the famous 1950s CIA experiment MK-ULTRA where the CIA gave LSD to unsuspecting soldiers and civilians. See more »


The film is supposed to be in the United States, with the US Air Force, and kids in a small town in Wisconsin. But, in the hamburger restaurant scene, there is a sign advertising "poutine". Poutine is a favorite in Quebec, it is the Canadian equivalent of French fries, but with brown gravy and cheese curds. A hamburger joint in the U.S. would offer French fries, not poutine. See more »


References McHale's Navy (1962) See more »

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Could have been much worse than it was
18 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Watching Laserhawk with low expectations, I found it to be a surprisingly tolerable movie. It is far from great but could have been much worse. Sure, the movie was much too rushed, we never really get much time to properly connect with the characters and I think the pacing was the main reason why that was. The dialogue will make anybody laugh at how awkwardly cheesy it is, the big battle is lazily choreographed and makes no real impact other than perhaps unintentional humour and the story starts off interestingly but meanders badly into total and senseless nonsense. Laserhawk however doesn't look too bad from a visual point of view, the sets are detailed and colourful, the costumes are fitting and the special effects were surprisingly decent. The photography and editing while nothing inventive or extraordinary at least doesn't look amateurish either. The music is not too generic and does fit the movie while not plodding too much, while the sound is not overbearing or murky. The acting is better-than-average, Jason James Richter is a likable enough lead and Melissa Galianos matches him and is quite cute and fiery. Mark Hamill's appearance is brief but still memorable, while Gordon Currie and Ivan Rogers acquit themselves well albeit with rather clichéd characters. All in all, not great but could have been far worse. 5/10 Bethany Cox

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