Science on Screen: WAR GAMES


THEATER 1 Mon, Feb 12 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1983
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Badham
Cast:Matthew Broderick
Dabney Coleman
John Wood
Ally Sheedy
Barry Corbin


High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation’s nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union, and the once- clueless hacker must find a way to alert the authorities to stop the onset of World War III. Followed by a discussion with Stephen Schwartz, nonresident senior fellow with the Bulletin.