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An 80ís movie of science fiction that exploits the biggest fear of that time: a global thermonuclear war.

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WarGames begins with a doomsday scenario: the men in charge of the nuclear silos have to launch their missiles. Nevertheless, many of them donít do it. This test reflects that as much as a fifth of the missiles would not be launched in case of a war with Russia.

Thatís why the US military decides to replace men with a single, all powerful computer. However, this computer has a weak point, and the one that founds it is an adolescent high school cracker that the only thing that he wants to do is to play WarGames.


David Lightman - Matthew Broderick
Dr. John McKittrick - Dabney Coleman
Dr. Stephen Falken - John Wood
Jennifer Katherine Mack - Ally Sheedy
General Jack Beringer - Barry Corbin


The NORAD set of the film WarGames cost 1 million dollars to construct.

Originally, John Lennon was going to play the role of Dr. Falken in WarGames.

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The Movie WarGames was released to theatres on 06/03/1983 by MGM/UA, and grossed $74,433,837 at the box office in the US.

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