Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Manny Coto|
|Produced by||Jennie Lew Tugend|
|Written by||Manny Coto|
|Music by||Nicholas Pike|
|Editing by||Bob Ducsay|
|Distributed by||Trimark Pictures Inc.|
|Release dates||January 16, 1998|
|Running time||101 minutes|
Shy seventh grader Spencer Griffith's (Joseph Mazzello) life changes when a meteorite crashes into a nearby junkyard. Investigating the site, he finds a "Cybersuit", an exoskeletal-suit with AI (Artifical Intelligence) from another galaxy. He decides to try it on and meld's with the suit's AI, Cy.
He is attacked by a Brood Warrior, a member of an insectoid race waging a war against the Cybersuit creators. The Brood Warrior wants the cybersuit so his race can analyze it. After battling the Broodwarrior (Brian Simpson), Spencer escapes, gets ejected by Cy (the Cybersuit) and abandons the suit because he's afraid of being killed or captured. After finding out that Cy was captured by the Brood Warrior, Spencer returns with the school bully Turbo (Joey Simmrin). As they head to the junkyard, where Cy is about to taken offworld by the Broodwarrior, they create a plan to distract the bug long enough for Spencer to rescue Cy. Spencer gets Cy back and has to battle with the Brood Warrior.
After a massive battle, Cy is defeated and severely damaged. After taking heavy damage, Cy ejects Spencer before he has to shut down. Spencer covers the suit with scrap metal to hide it from the Brood Warrior. He then takes a piece of the broken armor and continues the fight. Spencer confronts the Brood Warrior and is cornered in a junked RV. When the Broodwarrior is about to defeat Spencer, Turbo activates the car crusher the RV is sitting in. Spencer escapes and the Broodwarrior is compressed along with the RV into a solid metal cube, killing it.
They return to Cy, but it appears they are too late to save him. When Spencer begins to lose hope, Cy's creators appear and quickly repair him, bringing him back to life. After Cy and Spencer say goodbye to one another, one of the aliens gives Spencer a badge for his bravery. The next day at school a now confident Spencer, with encouragement from his new friend Turbo, starts up a conversation with Michelle (Lauren Eckstrom), the girl Spencer has had a crush on.
- Joseph Mazzello as Spencer Griffith
- Richard Gilliland as Roland Griffith
- Corinne Bohrer as Janet Holloway
- Alex Daniels (Arthur Burghardt, voice) as "Cy"
- Joey Simmrin as Manfred "Turbo" Bruntley
- Brian Simpson as the Broodwarrior
- Ashlee Levitch as Stacey Griffith
- Jack McGee as Hank Bruntley
- Danny Masterson as Kevin
- Lauren Eckstrom as Michelle Eberhardt
The film grossed a domestic total of $7,029,025, making the film a box office bomb from its estimated $12 million budget.
In the USA, Star Kid was released on VHS in 1997 and DVD format in 1998. It was also released on VHS in the UK and is now available on DVD.
All tracks (with the exception of the first two tracks) were composed by Nicholas Pike. The soundtrack was released on compact disc by Sonic Images (January 27, 1998) and further released for download through BSX Records (January 29, 2013) with modified cover art.
|1.||"Magic Carpet Ride"||Steppenwolf cover by Edgar Winter||4:22|
|2.||"Shadow in the Shade"||Performed by Theresa Musser||4:21|
|3.||"Battle on Trelkas"||5:07|
|4.||"Another Fun Day at School"||1:04|
|6.||"The Cybersuit Arrives"||6:20|
|7.||"Turbo Takes a Spin"||3:07|
|8.||"In the Fairground"||4:41|
|10.||"Rearranging the Kitchen"||1:58|
|12.||"On the Bridge"||4:40|
|13.||"Anyone for Tennis"||1:31|
|15.||"Joyride in the Junkyard"||3:35|
|16.||"Cy Runs Out of Steam"||6:49|
|18.||"Farewell to the Trelkins"||2:35|