The hacker is lucky he got into the Pentagon's computer network and began to play "war". The operators of the war Department, and after them, and the command decided that the Russians start world war III, and started to prepare a retaliatory strike. Realizing WHAT he had done, the guy wants to stop the game, but it is not so easy.

  • John Badham

Release Date: 1983-06-03
IMDb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $12,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $79,567,667
Ashly Benjamen
23 May 2010 | 12:32

The film is philosophical. And if you dig deeper than the quality of the directing and camera work — all you can understand. The idea breaks through all bugs solemnly breaks the finish tape with that departing from the other defects that the movie was brilliant. You can understand everyone: skeptic-General, and the boy committed the offence. Even Joshua, which is the only and the most loyal sense — the administrator said that started a nuclear war and the missile reached the target.

Great movie. Deep not to implement, but in fact. Fans of thought experiments recommend.

Of 9 10

Grata Veleda
13 March 2010 | 12:17

This film was released for 8 years before I was born. Actually, I did not find the "Cold war" and, frankly, not much afraid of nuclear war. For Professor Folken is right: "a Flash of brightest light — we evaporate."

Now it is accepted to frighten everyone running CERNа (Large Hadron Collider aka Sovetsky Cyclotron v a 2.0). But whatever was not caused by the spark that will burn all live on Earth — the majority of people most likely not even have time to learn what happened something irreparable. The horrors of the Fallout world is not be — as not will the Fallout world.

However, I got distracted. So, briefly about the plot of the film.

The us military has carried out an inspection of those responsible for launch Intercontinental nuclear missiles and found that 22% of subjects still not able to turn the key and thereby destroy 200 million. It was decided not to entrust such a weighty decision people, and give the key in the hands of the computer WORP, who has already for many years is looking for the most successful strategy for nuclear war. A month later all the rocket "in hand" at WORPа... And this time hacker-schooler David Lightman was looking for a firm that develops video games, but instead, it found a "backdoor" to WORPу and games, which WORP learned to think logically and to look for new solutions. The list starts with the TIC-TAC-toe and checkers, and has over... Global Thermonuclear War. Of course, David ran the last game. However, this only it was a game — for WORPа it was the beginning of the present war — and the computer started to prepare the nuclear missiles for "counterattack" in the USSR (on the side where and played David). In over 72 hours David is trying to prove to scientists and the General that it is not a Soviet spy, to unleash the 3rd world, and just a high school student who discovered a hole in the protection of WORPа.

The film is interesting as its main idea that writers antiutopii tried with the beginning of the 20th century. You can't trust people's lives a soulless machine, so as the car — the product of the human mind, which can be wrong. And the only error (in this case — a loophole which Professor Folken left for yourself) can be fatal. Honestly, noticed in the film is a lot of weirdness.

It is strange that schools practically do not have protection from a particularly arrogant students. It is strange that for all his genius, Professor Folken not removed his "loophole" (really the death of his wife and son so Patrese him that no life at all for all people, no his work it never worried? Perhaps, but... strange.) It is strange that David has thought to offer "the uncles of the Ministry of defense" to go home and enable the phone to Joshua called... Maybe there is nothing strange in this no... Not know.

Remember this movie its tension. First — the countdown of the DEFCON scale, then — selection by the computer launch codes... the Constant race with time only in order to tell the stupid machine that principle

Is this a game or is it real?


Life is not working.

Of 10 10

film legend who introduced all DEFCON the principle of "the Only way to win — not to start the game".

Sonnnie Levina
20 July 2013 | 01:33

This film, I decided to watch because, while still a student, on Playstation 1 played game WarGames: Defcon 1. English I knew not very well now, after many years, decided to find out who are these WOPR NORAD, and what they not shared between them. It turned out that to the film belongs in so far as all of these walking robots, fighting in game people in the film simply do not...

But let's talk about the film...

First, I and not understand has anyone shot this film. According to hell that and sodomy that happening in the frame (running in style, benny hill, deliberately stupid characters, lack the simplest logic of events) — on children. And very dumb kids...

Any adult (unless, of course, it not a geek, dripping with saliva at the word "hacker") that now that in 83 will become trite boring... Seriously, a high school hacker that saves the world, secret services, in whose ranks are complete idiots, computer, reasoning as the student (and also, elementary classes). This should be funny, exciting or as you need to take? This corny farce. And, not funny as stupid. Always want to parody captain Picard, and to cover the face palm... everything Here is so bad that when the frame appeared a pterodactyl (!), I particularly not surprised... Why and not, indeed?

The amazing thing is that the film was nominated for the Oscar for the best scenario. It's kind of like if was nominated for the Oscar for the best screenplay transformers Michael Bay. Yeah, baby, it was dashing eighties, and critics went wild, how can...

Should mention the inspirational music, going soundtrack, it is not suitable for events on the screen (except for perhaps the ending). There would fit perfectly notorious melody chase of benny hill, and not these orchestration. Although it is it not bad. As and the operator's work. As and some actors. But! If you take a few neoclasica each other ingredients, stir, and season with eau de Cologne, edible happens.

Someone wrote about founded in the movie deep thoughts... Not to give the machine to make strategic decisions? In war there are no winners and losers? Yes, deep thoughts, class for the fifth secondary school. Yeah and can be deep thoughts in film, where a schoolboy with a friend save the world?

Summary: unscientific (and illogical) nonsense, from the category of "Hackers". Better listen to the main antagonist, and instead of watching, and really play the chess... it's really a great game and the deep thought in this delusional film...

4 10

How much has WarGames made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $79,567,667.
How much did it cost to make WarGames?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $12,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie WarGames?
This tv-show was directed by John Badham.
What is the genre of WarGames?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Who starred in WarGames?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin.
What is WarGames IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.1.
When was WarGames released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1983-06-03.