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artificial intelligence (a.i.) computer government hacker video game cold war fbi prosecution norad nuclear threat


Release Date: June 03, 1983

Year    :   1983
Slogan    :   «Is it a game, or is it real?»
Genres    :   Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama
Production Companies    :   United Artists, Sherwood Productions
Director    :   John Badham
Producers    :   Leonard Goldberg, Richard Hashimoto, Harold Schneider, Wallis Nicita, Robert Eggenweiler, Robert C. Decker, Joy Anzarouth
Writers    :   Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker
RunTime    :   114 mins.
Budget    :   12000000
Revenue    :   124600000

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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