Wargames [25th Anniversary Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1983]

  • SKU: 8890088
  • Release Date: 07/29/2008
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (114 out of 115)

Special Features


  • Loading wargames documentary
  • Attack of the hackers featurette
  • Inside NORAD: cold war fortress featurette
  • Tic tac toe: a true story featurette
  • Interactive superpower weapons briefing gallery
  • Sneak peek at wargames - the dead code
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


WarGames
Once more, a wise-guy teenager tries to prove he's smarter than any adult-and nearly destroys the whole world in the process-in Wargames. Computer-game aficionado Matthew Broderick inadverently taps into a hush-hush Pentagon computer, then proceeds to inaugurate his favorite game, "Global Thermonuclear War". What we know, but Broderick doesn't, is that the Pentagon, hoping to eliminate the chancy "human element" in the event of an actual war, has given its computer total, irreversable control over the launching of nuclear weaponry. Broderick and government official Dabney Coleman race against time to reverse the computer's resolve to send bombers to Russia. Wargames scored a hit, especially with teenage filmgoers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick - David
  • Dabney Coleman
    Dabney Coleman - McKittrick
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    John Wood - Falken
  • Ally Sheedy
    Ally Sheedy - Jennifer
  • Barry Corbin
    Barry Corbin - Gen. Beringer



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An all time classic that never gets old!

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    ComputerTech14
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    This is my second favorite film that features Ally Sheedy aside from "The Breakfast Club" and "Short Circuit." Matthew Broderick also has a great role in this film as well. Broderick's character basically finds his way into a government program that he thinks is a video game and then gets the attention of the federal government. He also nearly starts a major World War in the process. Every minute of "WarGames" is thrilling from minute to end and I would definitely recommend this film to anybody that likes a good sci-fi or thriller.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    War and Computers

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    KC123
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    Back in the early 1980s computer use was in its evolving years, even by the military. When a young computer nerd wants to be entertained by playing what he thinks at the time is only a game everything starts to go terribly wrong. Could the unthinkable possibly happen, can WW III be averted? This is a very enjoyable film from the aspect of how humor is injected into the various goings ons of what is otherwise a very stressful time for everyone concerned. The different cast members put together for this film are perfect in their roles. The Blu-ray AV quality for a 1980s film is extremely strong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    War Games Delivers - Blu Ray Not So Much

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    jrogz28
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    War Games is one of those classic 80's movies you don't see so much on TV anymore. What a shame. Love this movie. Broderick and Sheedy are great. The Blu Ray of this is OK - there is nothing really spectacular about the picture and sound to begin with so no real shocks there. I didn't have this in my collection however and the price is right so I got the Blu Ray anyway - worth it to have it. I watched it with my daughter and she loved it. I love sharing the older movies with my kids - they love them. Buy it for the story and nostalgia and share it!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A real eye-opener; a harbanger of things to come.

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    Patch
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    Anybody who immediately thinks of Ferris Bueller when talking about Matthew Broderick never really watched this movie! "David Lightman" is an honest representation of a kid who is overlooked because of what others see on the surface; not what he truly has to offer. This is a direct reflection of the basis of the movie - what you see is not always what you get; and, what seems like the best course of action probably isn't. Plus, Dabney Coleman was then, and still is, one the most under-rated actors of our time.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Shall we play a game?

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    Jiggyjazzman
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    I must have been the only geek on the planet that hadn't seen this iconic movie. I knew about it and knew the premise but had never seen the movie. I was glad I changed that. Is it old? Yes. Is the dialogue cheesy? Yes. Is it unrealistic? Yes. But it's a great Cold War movie that is also a "fear the AI" movie. My only issue is it runs back to back on the Blu-Ray. No menu. The movie starts immediately and begins again after the credits.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do you want to play a Game?

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    tkrikke
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    Classic! This was one of the first Movies I (or should I say my Parents) rented on Beta Max (Does anybody remember that Technology???). We even had to rent the VCR because nobody owned them back then unless you were insanely rich. The Movie was way ahead of it's time and it's fun to watch Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy in one of their first Acting Roles. Definitely recommend for everybody!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie from the early tech days

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    epmitchell
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    An early Matthew Broderick movie, set in the period just before technology as we know it kicked in. Dial up modems in cradles, text-only web site interfaces, synthetic speech, etc. Good performances by Dabney Coleman, Broderick, and others. Funny to see a debate being hold on using computers to control military might, when today computers are used for almost every element of war and defense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Film With Great Message

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    kevman79

    'Wargames' is a movie that everyone should see at least once as it deals completely with the moral implications of thermonuclear warfare. Good writing along with great performances make this one well worth it. Whether or not to buy this one will depend on how often you like to watch it. But most fans are sure to jump for joy over the anamorphic widescreen transfer. Highly recommended!

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