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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
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The huge door into the underground Cheyenne Mountain complex looked very similar to the actual door, as seen during a December 1987 media tour. The biggest difference is that it opened the opposite direction. See more »
The code to launch the missiles is "CPE1704TKS" when displayed
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A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
The most enjoyable thing about this film is seeing the young Matthew Broderick toying with systems that are archaic by today's standards.
That notwithstanding, the message of the film is more important: we cannot win a nuclear war. No way, no how, nothing can be done to avoid have the survivors envy those that dies immediately.
The film makes a convincing argument and is a thoroughly enjoyable thriller positing what could happen if everything is run by computer. Similar to the idea of Skynet taking over and John Conner battling to regain control.
We are grabbed from the beginning and taken for an emotional ride that makes us think about the consequences of nuclear weapons. For the time, it was an excellent film.
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