WarGames

WarGames (1983)

PG 114 min - Thriller, Science Fiction - 3 June 1983
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High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent...and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Director:  John Badham

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Storyline

High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent...and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.


Collections: John Badham

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

Details

Language:  English
Release Date:  3 June 1983

Box Office

Budget:  $12,000,000
Revenue:  $79,567,667

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, Sherwood Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 54 min