WarGames 40 years old

Is it a game, or is it real?

WarGames

High School student David Lightman 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 and a wizardly computer genius, David must race against time to outwit his opponent and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

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WarGames Cast

Name Character
William H. Macy He was 33, now 73 years old as NORAD Officer
Michael Madsen He was 25, now 66 years old as Steve
Barry Corbin He was 42, now 83 years old as General Jack Beringer
Matthew Broderick He was 21, now 61 years old as David Lightman
James Tolkan He was 51, now 92 years old as Nigan
Dennis Lipscomb He was 41, 72 years old when he died as Lyle Watson
Dabney Coleman He was 51, now 92 years old as Dr. John McKittrick
John Wood He was 52, 81 years old when he died as Dr. Stephen Falken
Ally Sheedy She was 20, now 61 years old as Jennifer Katherine Mack
Eddie Deezen He was 26, now 66 years old as Malvin
Drew Snyder He was 36, now 77 years old as Ayers
Michael Ensign He was 39, now 80 years old as Beringer's Aide
Juanin Clay She was 33, 45 years old when she died as Pat Healy
Jason Bernard He was 45, 58 years old when he died as Captain Knewt
John Spencer He was 36, 58 years old when he died as Jerry
Irving Metzman as Paul Richter
Kent Williams He was 21, now 62 years old as Arthur Cabot
Gary Bisig as Deputy
Billy Ray Sharkey as Radar Analyst
Maury Chaykin He was 33, 61 years old when he died as Jim Sting
Stack Pierce He was 49, 82 years old when he died as Airman
William Bogert He was 47, 83 years old when he died as Mr. Lightman
David Clover He was 43, 67 years old when he died as Stockman
John Garber as Corporal in the Infirmary
Alan Blumenfeld He was 30, now 71 years old as Mr. Liggett
Duncan Wilmore as Major Lem
Erik Stern as Commander
Frankie Hill as Airman Fields
Jesse D. Goins He was 16, now 24 years old as Sergeant
Gary Sexton as Technician
Joe Dorsey He was 58, now 99 years old as Col. Joe Conley
Len Lawson He was 56, 76 years old when he died as Boys Vice Principal
Susan Davis as Mrs. Lightman

WarGames Crew

Name Department
Angelo P. Graham as Production Design. He was 16 (17) years old when He died Art
James J. Murakami as Art Direction. He was 30 (now 71) years old Art
Lawrence Lasker as Screenplay. He was 33 (now 74) years old Writing
Richard Hashimoto as Producer. Production
Harold Schneider as Producer. He was 44 (55) years old when He died Production
Arthur B. Rubinstein as Original Music Composer. He was 45 (now 85) years old Sound
Wallis Nicita as Casting. He was 37 (now 78) years old Production
Jerry Wunderlich as Set Decoration. He was 57 (73) years old when He died Art
Barry Francis Delaney as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Walter F. Parkes as Screenplay. He was 32 (now 72) years old Writing
John Badham as Director. He was 43 (now 84) years old Directing
Robert J. Doherty as Assistant Director. He was 59 (95) years old when He died Directing
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WarGames (40 years)

Is it a game, or is it real?

  • Release day: Friday, June 03, 1983
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Budget: 12000000.00
  • Revenue: 124600000.00