War Games (1983)

1983 Thriller, Sci-Fi

User Score: 63/100


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.

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
Year: 1983
Starring: Michael Madsen, James Tolkan, Michael Ensign, Barry Corbin, Alan Blumenfeld, Matthew Broderick, Drew Snyder, John Wood, Frances E. Nealy, Jason Bernard, Stack Pierce, William H. Macy, Tory Christopher, Stephen Lee, Eddie Deezen, Art LaFleur, Frankie Hill, Joe Dorsey, Michael Adams, Billy Ray Sharkey, Charles Akins, John Spencer, Glenn Standifer, Erik Stern, Edward Jahnke, Gary Bisig, Paul V. Picerni Jr., Maury Chaykin, Gary Sexton, Dabney Coleman
Director: John Badham
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.1/5 stars from 8 users. Votes: 8.
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi

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