Wargames 25th Anniversary Edition (DVD)

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    In director John Badham's WARGAMES, Matthew Broderick stars as David Lightman, a young hacker who accidentally logs on to the Department of Defense's network. Thinking that he's found a cool new computer game manufacturer, David plays checkers, chess, and other more intriguing games like Global Thermonuclear War. Realizing that their system has been tampered with, military operatives arrest him. However, the computer continues to play the "game" of thermonuclear warfare without David and generates the very real threat of World War III. In an attempt to prevent global disaster, David and his girlfriend, Jennifer (Ally Sheedy), search desperately for the scientist who designed the system before the goverment computer initates a full-scale nuclear war. A landmark of 1980s cinema, WARGAMES was keenly tuned into its time. Computers remained a relative mystery in the early 1980s, as they were used primarily by large corporations and government agencies, but not by many individuals at home. The general public had already been warned of the danger of computer takeover in 1968 with 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and this paranoia grew as computers became more popular. The threat of communist takeover and nuclear war loomed large in the collective consciousness, before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the cold war. Video games had become highly popular, however, and for a generation of Pac-Man and Space Invaders players WARGAMES combined the country's deepest fears with its biggest fantasies. Badham's suspenseful film brings those fears to light in an exciting, fast-paced film with a great cast (Broderick, Sheedy, John Wood, Barry Corbin, Dabney Coleman) and excellent special effects.

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    UPC 027616098764
    Studio Mgm Entertainment
    Format DVD
    Extra Info 2-Disc Set; 25th Anniversary Edition; Movie Cash
    Genre Action/Adventure
    Rating Parental Guidance
    Dimensions 5.25" x 0.75" x 7.25" WxHxD
    Weight 0.15 lbs
    Stars Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Barry Corbin
    Directors John Badham
    Country of Origin United States

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        Because of the intense(of what could happen in not no near future!) And the full cast was great in it's whole entire action packed film!!

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