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


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



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