War Games (1983) Movie Review

War Games (1983)

1983 | Thriller, Sci-Fi
114 minutes /

User Score: 67/100


A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

War Games Review

Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club) star in this compelling drama filled with action, suspense and high-tech adventures! Featuring superb performances by Dabney Coleman and Barry Corbin, WarGames is "brilliant…funny…and provocative" (New York)a fast-paced cyber-thriller. Computer hacker David Lightman (Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and mastereven the most difficult computer games. But when he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department’s war computer, he initiates a confrontation of global proportionsWorld War III! Together with his girlfriend (Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (Tony AwardĂ‚(r) winner John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent…and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

About War Games (1983)

Title: War Games
AKA: WarGames
Year: 1983
Runtime: 114 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 9 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9
Starring: Michael Madsen, James Tolkan, Barry Corbin, Michael Ensign, Alan Blumenfeld, Drew Snyder, Matthew Broderick, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Jason Bernard, Eddie Deezen, Tory Christopher, William H. Macy, Joe Dorsey, Stack Pierce, Stephen Lee, Art LaFleur, Frances E. Nealy, Michael Adams, Frankie Hill, Charles Akins, Glenn Standifer, Juanin Clay, Jesse D. Goins, Edward Jahnke, Kent Williams, Len Lawson, Paul V. Picerni Jr., Dennis Lipscomb, Ed McDermott II
Writers: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes, Walon Green
Director: John Badham

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