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War Games (1983) Horror Movie Review

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War Games (1983)

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 AwardÂ(r) winner John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent…and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.


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.

About War Games (1983)

Title: War Games
Year: 1983
Starring: Michael Madsen, Michael Ensign, Barry Corbin, Alan Blumenfeld, James Tolkan, Matthew Broderick, Drew Snyder, Maury Chaykin, Frankie Hill, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Irving Metzman, William Bogert, Susan Davis, David Clover, John Garber, Duncan Wilmore, Billy Ray Sharkey, John Spencer, Erik Stern, Dabney Coleman, Gary Bisig, Gary Sexton, Jason Bernard, Juanin Clay, Jesse D. Goins, Kent Williams, Len Lawson, Dennis Lipscomb, Joe Dorsey
Runtime: 114 minutes
Director: John Badham
Score: 5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users. Reviews: 6.
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi

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