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  • WarGames (1983)

    8.03/10

    PG | 1h 54min | Thriller, Sci-Fi

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • WarGames (1983) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

WarGames (1983) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Michael Madsen, Michael Ensign, James Tolkan, William H. Macy, Alan Blumenfeld

Directed by John Badham

Synopsis: 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.

Tagline: The only winning move is not to play.

Synopsis: A young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he wanted to play a game and not the real thing ?

Tagline: The only winning move is not to play.

Storyline: 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.

  • WarGames (1983) Movie Details

  • Directors: John Badham
  • Writers: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes, Walon Green
  • Cast: Michael Madsen, Michael Ensign, James Tolkan, William H. Macy, Alan Blumenfeld, Bob Harks, Drew Snyder, Joe Dorsey, Tory Christopher, Art LaFleur, Frances E. Nealy, Barry Corbin, Matthew Broderick, Michael Adams, Frankie Hill, Ally Sheedy, Kent Williams, Eddie Deezen, Stack Pierce, Irving Metzman, Stephen Lee, Ed McDermott II, William Bogert, James Lemp, Susan Davis, David Clover, Lucinda Crosby, John Garber, Brad David, Duncan Wilmore
  • Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi
  • Producers: Leonard Goldberg, Richard Hashimoto, Harold Schneider, Bruce McNall
  • Musicians: Arthur B. Rubinstein
  • Cinematographers: William A. Fraker
  • Editors: Tom Rolf
  • Runtime: 114 min / 1h 54min
  • Year: 1983
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 4
  • Nominations: 11
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