CAST: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood DIRECTOR: John Badham CLASSIC FILM SERIES
A young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he wanted to play a game and not the real thing?
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As a premise for a thriller, this is a masterstroke.Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
This inventive nail-biter is very much a product of its time — blending the arms-race unease of the early 1980s with the beginning of the home-computer revolution — but it still manages to both grip and entertain.Alan Jones, Radio Times