Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.
The thief Gaston escapes dungeon of medieval Aquila thru the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.
A young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he wanted to play a game and not the real thing ?Written by
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At the beginning of the film, the camera shows the missiles about to launch with a list of coordinates, presumably the targets. They are:
-W130.97 N48.72 -W142.13 N54.88 -W125.77 N27.91 -W147.36 N45.64 -W131.21 N49.11. See more »
When David begins to play Global Thermonuclear War, you hear the computer voice say the words as they appear on the computer screen, however, when it asks him to list primary targets, the screen also says "by city and/or county" yet the voice cuts out without saying that. See more »
In the premiere telecast version of the film, in the scene where the female airmen is counting down to Impact, there is more background music that plays than in the theatrical version and home video releases containing English language versions. However, the extra background music plays in foreign versions of the movie. Also, the extra BGM has not played in subsequent TV airings since that first telecast, as far as I am aware. See more »
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
The most enjoyable thing about this film is seeing the young Matthew Broderick toying with systems that are archaic by today's standards.
That notwithstanding, the message of the film is more important: we cannot win a nuclear war. No way, no how, nothing can be done to avoid have the survivors envy those that dies immediately.
The film makes a convincing argument and is a thoroughly enjoyable thriller positing what could happen if everything is run by computer. Similar to the idea of Skynet taking over and John Conner battling to regain control.
We are grabbed from the beginning and taken for an emotional ride that makes us think about the consequences of nuclear weapons. For the time, it was an excellent film.
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