A young computer whizz kid hacks into a top secret military super-computer called WOPR through a "back door" which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. A range of choices of games comes up. He chooses Global Thermonuclear warfare It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. The computer has AI and takes control of the nuclear arsenal. It begins running lots of nuclear attack simulations which show no winner. The kid then goes off to find the creater of the computer. They ask the computer to play tic tac toe instead the computer then learns its just a game.

Cast and Credits

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin, Juanin Clay, Kent Williams, Dennis Lipscomb, Joe Dorsey, Irving Metzman, Michael Ensign, William Bogert, Susan Davis, James Tolkan, David Clover, Drew Snyder, John Garber, Duncan Wilmore, Billy Ray Sharkey, John Spencer, Michael Madsen, Erik Stern, Gary Bisig, Gary Sexton, Paul Picerni, Jason Bernard, Frankie Hill, Jesse D. Goins, Alan Blumenfeld, Len Lawson, Maury Chaykin, Eddie Deezen, Stephen Lee, Lucinda Crosby, Stack Pierce, Art LaFleur, Brad David Berwick, Martha Shaw, Howie Allen, Mike Adams, James Ackerman, Jim Harriott, Tom Lawrence, Frances Nealy, Charles Akins, Edward Jahnke

Directed by: John Badham