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Wargames

(DVD - 2008?)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Young computer genius David Lightman breaks into the Defense Department's war computer, but what he thinks is a game just may start World War III.
Statement of Responsibility: Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists presents a Leonard Goldberg production ; produced in association with Sherwood Productions ; produced by Harold Schneider ; written by Lawrence Lasker & Walter F. Parkes ; directed by John Badham
Title: Wargames
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2008?]
Edition: 25th anniversary ed,
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1983
Special features: audio commentary by the director & writers; Loading Wargames documentary; Attack of the hackers featurette; Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress featurette; Tic Tac Toe: a true story featurette; interactive superpower weapons briefing gallery; sneak peek at WarGames - The Dead Code; original theatrical trailer; downloadable screensaver
Credits: Director of photography, William A. Fraker ; editor, Tom Rolf ; music, Arthur B. Rubinstein.
Performers: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin.
Summary: Young computer genius David Lightman breaks into the Defense Department's war computer, but what he thinks is a game just may start World War III.
Audience: MPAA rating PG
System Details: DVD; Dolby digital; Dolby surround; widescreen version
Other Language: In English, Spanish or French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Hackers Drama Computer games Drama War games Drama Video games and teenagers Drama Internet and teenagers Drama Teen films Films for the hearing impaired
Genre/Form: Science fiction films
Topical Term: Hackers
Computer games
War games
Video games and teenagers
Internet and teenagers
Teen films
Films for the hearing impaired
Alternate Title: War games
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE W
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A teenage hacker breaks into the Department of Defense computer system in search of new and challenging games, but he just may have started World War III. Made in 1983.

Teenage hacker breaks into the Department of Defense computer system in search of new and challenging games, but he just may have started World War III. Made in 1983.


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Sep 01, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The tech is now way outdated, but somehow there is still a core of th story that works. See it with "Dr. Strangelove." "Strange game. The only winning move is, not to play."

Jan 11, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic both in the anti-nuke/war sense, and the hacker genre. An insanely great film, with a great start and colossal ending.

Sep 05, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Jun 23, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good movie. Not only funny but in parts suspenseful. Great story line. I highly recommend this movie!

Mar 05, 2010
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ferris Beuller Hacks The Feds. Enjoyable story, just look they other way when they talk computerese.

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Mar 16, 2013
  • laustcawz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Falken: "Did you ever play 'tic-tac-toe'?" Jennifer: "Yeah, of course." Falken: "...but you don't anymore." Jennifer: "No." Falken: "Why?" Jennifer: "It's a boring game. It's always a tie." Falken: "Exactly! There's no way to win. The game itself is pointless."

Sep 28, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

David; Protovision, I have you now.

Sep 27, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Joshua; Greetings Professor Falken.
Falken; Hello, Joshua.
Joshua; A strange game. Only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?

Sep 27, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

David; Is this a game or is it real?
Joshua; What is the difference?

Jul 23, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Actually, that's "You are listening to a machine. Do the world a favor...".

Jul 17, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Falken; You're thinking like a machine! Do the World a favor and don't act like one.

Jul 07, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jennifer; You can go to jail for this.
David; Only if you're over eighteen!

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