In this week’s episode of Movieing On, I sit down with Jack and Erica for a look at WarGames.
WarGames is a 1983 American Cold War science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film follows David Lightman (played by Matthew Broderick), a young hacker who unwittingly accesses WOPR, a United States military supercomputer programmed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war. Lightman gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation, originally believing it to be a computer game. The simulation causes a national nuclear missile scare and nearly starts World War III.
Join us again in two weeks, when we’ll be covering a great movie from 1985, Back to the Future!