Is it a game, or is it real?

WarGames (1983)

ThrillerScience Fiction

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.

Director: John Badham
Writers: Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker.

Release Date: 1983-06-03
Status: Released
Run time: 114 min / 1:54
Budget: $12,000,000
Revenue: $79,567,667
Production Companies : Sherwood Productions, United Artists
Production Country: United States of America




Matthew Broderick
David Lightman
Dabney Coleman
Dr. John McKittrick
Ally Sheedy
Jennifer Katherine Mack
John Wood
Dr. Stephen Falken
Barry Corbin
General Jack Beringer
Juanin Clay
Pat Healy
Kent Williams
Arthur Cabot
Dennis Lipscomb
Lyle Watson
Joe Dorsey
Col. Joe Conley
Irving Metzman
Paul Richter
Michael Ensign
Beringer's Aide
William Bogert
Mr. Lightman
Susan Davis
Mrs. Lightman
James Tolkan
David Clover
Drew Snyder
John Garber
Corporal in the Infirmary
Duncan Wilmore
Major Lem
Billy Ray Sharkey
Radar Analyst
John Spencer
Michael Madsen
Erik Stern
Gary Bisig
Gary Sexton
Jason Bernard
Captain Knewt
Frankie Hill
Airman Fields
Jesse D. Goins
Alan Blumenfeld
Mr. Liggett
Len Lawson
Boys Vice Principal
Maury Chaykin
Jim Sting
Eddie Deezen
Stack Pierce
William H. Macy
NORAD Officer


Art Angelo P. Graham Production Design
Art James J. Murakami Art Direction
Editing Tom Rolf Editor
Writing Walter F. Parkes Screenplay
Camera William A. Fraker Director of Photography
Directing John Badham Director
Writing Lawrence Lasker Screenplay
Production Leonard Goldberg Executive Producer
Production Richard Hashimoto Producer
Production Harold Schneider Producer
Sound Arthur B. Rubinstein Original Music Composer
Production Wallis Nicita Casting
Art Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Barry Francis Delaney Costume Design
Directing Robert J. Doherty Assistant Director

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