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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.
Director And Writers Commentary, Original Theatrical Trailer, Trivia, Production Notes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full Frame\1.85 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1\Dolby Digital Mono
Running Time: 108 minutes
Production Year: 1983
Main Language: English
Dubbed Languages: French\German\Italian\Spanish
Hearing Impaired Languages: English\German