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Overview

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.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget $12,000,000.00

Revenue $79,567,667.00

Homepage http://www.mgm.com/title_title.do?title_star=WARGAMES

Release Information

  • June 3, 1983
    PG, Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 33

  1. Matthew Broderick

    Matthew Broderick
    David Lightman

  2. Dabney Coleman

    Dabney Coleman
    Dr. John McKittrick

  3. Ally Sheedy

    Ally Sheedy
    Jennifer Katherine Mack

  4. John Wood

    John Wood
    Dr. Stephen Falken

  5. Barry Corbin

    Barry Corbin
    General Jack Beringer

  6. Juanin Clay

    Juanin Clay
    Pat Healy

  7. Kent Williams

    Kent Williams
    Arthur Cabot

  8. Dennis Lipscomb

    Dennis Lipscomb
    Lyle Watson

  9. JD

    Joe Dorsey
    Col. Joe Conley

  10. IM

    Irving Metzman
    Paul Richter

  11. Michael Ensign

    Michael Ensign
    Beringer's Aide

  12. WB

    William Bogert
    Mr. Lightman

  13. SD

    Susan Davis
    Mrs. Lightman

  14. James Tolkan
  15. DC

    David Clover
    Stockman

  16. Drew Snyder
  17. JG

    John Garber
    Corporal in the Infirmary

  18. DW

    Duncan Wilmore
    Major Lem

  19. BR

    Billy Ray Sharkey
    Radar Analyst

  20. John Spencer
  21. Michael Madsen
  22. ES

    Erik Stern
    Commander

  23. GB

    Gary Bisig
    Deputy

  24. GS

    Gary Sexton
    Technician

  25. Jason Bernard

    Jason Bernard
    Captain Knewt

  26. FH

    Frankie Hill
    Airman Fields

  27. Jesse D. Goins

    Jesse D. Goins
    Sergeant

  28. Alan Blumenfeld

    Alan Blumenfeld
    Mr. Liggett

  29. LL

    Len Lawson
    Boys Vice Principal

  30. Maury Chaykin

    Maury Chaykin
    Jim Sting

  31. Eddie Deezen

    Eddie Deezen
    Malvin

  32. SP

    Stack Pierce
    Airman

  33. William H. Macy

    William H. Macy
    NORAD Officer

Crew 15

Art

  1. AP

    Angelo P. Graham
    Production Design

  2. JJ

    James J. Murakami
    Art Direction

  3. JW

    Jerry Wunderlich
    Set Decoration

Camera

  1. WA

    William A. Fraker
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. BF

    Barry Francis Delaney
    Costume Design

Directing

  1. John Badham

    John Badham
    Director

  2. RJ

    Robert J. Doherty
    Assistant Director

Editing

  1. TR

    Tom Rolf
    Editor

Production

  1. LG

    Leonard Goldberg
    Executive Producer

  2. RH
  3. HS
  4. WN

    Wallis Nicita
    Casting

Sound

  1. AB

    Arthur B. Rubinstein
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. LL

    Lawrence Lasker
    Screenplay

  2. WF

    Walter F. Parkes
    Screenplay

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