WarGames

TitleWarGames
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsBadham, John
Running Time114 minutes
Date Released1983
DistributorMGM Home Entertainment
CountryUnited States
MediumFilm
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

An American teenage unwittingly sets in motion World War III. Computer whiz Daniel Lightman gains access to a military supercomputer and asks it to play a game: thermonuclear war. The computer cannot tell the difference between simulation and real life. This classic 1980s film reflected increased Cold War tensions and the adoption of new technology, including personal computing and the internet, and the fears that came with it. 

Cast

Matthew Broderick

Dabney Coleman

John Wood

Ally Sheedy

Barry Corbin

Juanin Clay

John Spencer

Michael Madsen

Maury Chaykin 

Credits

Directed by John Badham

Produced by Leonard Goldberg, Rich Hashimoto, Harold K. Schneider, and Bruce McNall

Written by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes, and Walon Green

Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein

Cinematography by William A. Fraker

Edited by Tom Rolf

Genre

Drama, Thriller

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