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WarGames (1983)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Apr 28, 1998

Budget $12,000,000

Running Time
1 hour, 54 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Sherwood, The Leonard Goldberg Company

Studio MGM, MGM/United Artists, United Artists

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• WarGames (1983)
• War Games
• War Games - Kriegsspiele (1983)

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Genre: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Teenage, Spy, School / Campus

Tagline: Is it a game, or is it real?

Plot: In director John Badham's WARGAMES, Matthew Broderick stars as David Lightman, a young hacker who accidentally logs on to the Department of Defense's network. Thinking that he's found a cool new computer game manufacturer, David plays checkers, chess, and other more intriguing games like Global Thermonuclear War. Realizing that their system has been tampered with, military operatives arrest him. However, the computer continues to play the "game" of thermonuclear warfare without David and generates the very real threat of World War III. In an attempt to prevent global disaster, David and his girlfriend, Jennifer (Ally Sheedy), search desperately for the scientist who designed the system before the goverment computer initates a full-scale nuclear war.

A landmark of 1980s cinema, WARGAMES was keenly tuned into its time. Computers remained a relative mystery in the early 1980s, as they were used primarily by large corporations and government agencies, but not by many individuals at home. The general public had already been warned of the danger of computer takeover in 1968 with 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and this paranoia grew as computers became more popular. The threat of communist takeover and nuclear war loomed large in the collective consciousness, before the fall of the Berlin Wall

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 Directed by
John Badham
Saturday Night Fever, Short Circuit, Bird on a Wire
 Written by
Lawrence Lasker
Sneakers, Project X, Awakenings
Walter F. Parkes
Gladiator, Minority Report, Men in Black
Matthew Broderick
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Lion King, Godzilla
Ally Sheedy
The Breakfast Club, Short Circuit, St. Elmo's Fire
Dabney Coleman
You've Got Mail, Tootsie, Nine to Five
John Wood
Chocolat, The Avengers, Sabrina
Barry Corbin
The Dukes of Hazzard, Who's Harry Crumb?, Urban Cowboy
Juanin Clay
The Legend of the Lone Ranger, L.A. Law, The Fantastic Seven
Kent Williams
Time After Time, The In-Laws, Heart Beat
 Music By
Arthur B. Rubinstein
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