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The Last Starfighter (1984) Poster

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Continuity 

When Alex first meets Grig in the space station, he is wearing a translator that allows him to hear English when an alien language is spoken, which leads us to assume that when Grig first speaks to Alex, he's speaking an alien language. Yet at the end of the movie when he greets the residents of the trailer park, they are able to understand and respond to him even though none of the residents have translating devices.
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The interior set of the Star Car does not match the exterior shots.
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When Alex first meets the Beta Unit, he already appears to have Alex's facial features and hair - albeit in silhouette. However, he is later taking form with skin and facial features growing over a robotic skeleton.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Alex and Centauri return to Rylos the second time, and as the Star Car is about to stop, you can see the ceiling of the set reflected on the side of the Star Car.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Grig is trying to restore power shortly after using the Death Blossom, there is a cable for a 9-volt battery attached to the circuit board in his hand.
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When Centauri is driving the Star Car and removes Robert Preston's face to reveal an alien face, the glow of its eyes casts no reflection on the windshield nor the passenger partition.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

After Grig performs the "dead" Centauri's last rites, Centauri's eyelids flutter. However, at the end it turns out he was not dead but merely in a regenerative state.
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