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WarGames (1983)

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High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent...and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Director: John Badham
Writers: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.

Release Date: 1983-06-03
Status: Released
Run time: 114 min / 1:54
Budget: $12,000,000
Revenue: $79,567,667
Production Companies : Sherwood Productions, United Artists
Production Country: United States of America
Release Date: 1983-06-03
Status: Released
Run time: 114 min / 1:54
Budget: $12,000,000
Revenue: $79,567,667

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Matthew Broderick
as David Lightman
Dabney Coleman
as Dr. John McKittrick
Ally Sheedy
as Jennifer Katherine Mack
John Wood
as Dr. Stephen Falken
Barry Corbin
as General Jack Beringer
Juanin Clay
as Pat Healy
Kent Williams
as Arthur Cabot
Dennis Lipscomb
as Lyle Watson
Joe Dorsey
as Col. Joe Conley
Irving Metzman
as Paul Richter
Michael Ensign
as Beringer's Aide
William Bogert
as Mr. Lightman
Susan Davis
as Mrs. Lightman
James Tolkan
as Nigan
David Clover
as Stockman
Drew Snyder
as Ayers
John Garber
as Corporal in the Infirmary
Duncan Wilmore
as Major Lem
Billy Ray Sharkey
as Radar Analyst
John Spencer
as Jerry
Michael Madsen
as Steve
Erik Stern
as Commander
Gary Bisig
as Deputy
Gary Sexton
as Technician
Jason Bernard
as Captain Knewt
Frankie Hill
as Airman Fields
Jesse D. Goins
as Sergeant
Alan Blumenfeld
as Mr. Liggett
Len Lawson
as Boys Vice Principal
Maury Chaykin
as Jim Sting
Eddie Deezen
as Malvin
Stack Pierce
as Airman
William H. Macy
as NORAD Officer


Directing John Badham Director
Writing Lawrence Lasker Screenplay
Writing Walter F. Parkes Screenplay
Production Leonard Goldberg Executive Producer
Production Richard Hashimoto Producer
Production Harold Schneider Producer
Sound Arthur B. Rubinstein Original Music Composer
Camera William A. Fraker Director of Photography
Editing Tom Rolf Editor
Production Wallis Nicita Casting
Art Angelo P. Graham Production Design
Art James J. Murakami Art Direction
Art Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Barry Francis Delaney Costume Design
Directing Robert J. Doherty Assistant Director

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