A young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he wanted to play a game and not the real thing ? Written by
Colin Tinto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The code to launch the missiles is "CPE1704TKS" when displayed
on the big screen and on most of the launch consoles, but it is shown as "JPE1704TKS" on one console shown in closeup in the sequence where the WOPR is attempting to determine the launch codes itself. See more »
[David and Jennifer attempt to find a way to get off Professor Falken's island to prevent NORAD from launching a nuclear attack]
I think I saw one...
[runs ahead for a moment and stops]
What kind of an asshole lives on an island and he doesn't even have a boat?
Maybe we can swim for it. How far do you think it is?
No. It's uh, two, three miles at least. Maybe more.
Well, what do you say? Let's go for it!
[starts to remove her shoe]
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This was an old favorite for many younger baby-boomers, who were teenagers and in their twenties at the dawn of the personal computer age.
This one was a bit more than amusing, though. It opened many eyes to both the potential and the dangers we faced while coming into the computer age. The government had these marvelous machines and the internet by which they communicated for decades before the public was given access from these ancient Commodore 64's, Amigas, and Atari home computers via phone line, back in the late 1970's.
While this work is entertaining, it also bears a valid warning, even today.
Broderick and Ally Sheedy both were 21, playing 17 year olds, competently.
It rates a 7.6/10 from...
the Fiend :.
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