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WarGames

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Dabney Coleman Dabney Coleman
McKittrick
John Wood John Wood
Falken
Ally Sheedy Ally Sheedy
Jennifer
Barry Corbin Barry Corbin
General Beringer
Juanin Clay Juanin Clay
Pat Healy
Joe Dorsey Joe Dorsey
Conley


Written by
Walter F. Parkes Walter F. Parkes
(written by)
Walon Green Walon Green
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A good movie

10 years, 7 months ago at Sep 28 21:28
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Basically, it is one of those movies I have been hearing about for years and I was definitely eager to finally check it out. Eventually, it turned out to be a really solid thriller and probably the most convincing movie dealing with hacking that I have seen so far. You see, I have been working in the ICT branch for many years and even though I’m not a expert (the cause of so much frustrations fo... read more
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A young computer whizz 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 ?
Release date: 3 June 1983
UPC: 027616705624
Tags: Thriller (17), Sci-fi (15), 1983 (13), Drama (12), Cold War (9), 1980s (8), Action (5), Usa (5), Hacker (5), Nuclear Threat (5), Computer (4), Nuclear War (4), Computers (3), War (3), Teen (3), Nuclear Weapons (3), School (2), Artificial Intelligence (2), Favorites (2), Computer Hacker (2)
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