A gung-ho war picture turned special effects sci-fi actioner. Some time in the future, a group of friends joins Earth’s military forces after high school graduation to battle the insectoid Klendathu. One fights for the chance to be a renowned pilot, one for revenge, and one for the love of a good man, but interpersonal relationships take a backseat to the firepower leveled against (and returned from) the chitinous aliens. Adapted from the classic science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. Academy Award Nominations for Best Visual Effects.