WarGames (1983) Poster


Dennis Lipscomb: Watson


  • Lyle Watson : Gentlemen, I think I'm going to recommend McKittrick's idea to the President and I'll get back to you on this.

    John McKittrick : You won't - you won't regret this.

  • FBI Agent George Wigan : He does fit the profile perfectly. He's intelligent, but an under-achiever; alienated from his parents; has few friends. Classic case for recruitment by the Soviets.

    Lyle Watson : Now what does this say about the state of our country, hmm?

    [General Beringer rolls his eyes] 

    Lyle Watson : I mean have you gotten any insight as to why a, a bright boy like this would jeopardize the lives of millions?

    FBI Agent George Wigan : No sir. He says he does this sort of thing for fun.

    John McKittrick : What?

    Arthur Cabot : Dammit, John, I want some answers and I want them *now*!

  • Richter : [looking at a report]  There's just been a very serious penetration into our WOPR Execution Order file.

    Lyle Watson : What the hell's he saying?

    Arthur Cabot : Let's have it in English.

    General Beringer : I'll give it to you in English - somebody broke into Mr. McKittrick's well-known system and stole the codes that'll launch our missiles. That right, Mr. McKittrick?

    John McKittrick : There's no cause for alarm. The system won't accept the launch code unless we're at DEFCON 1. I can have those codes changed in less than an hour.

    Lyle Watson : Well, who did this?

    John McKittrick : I think the kid's got to be working with somebody on the outside.

    General Beringer : I don't know what they're up to, but I sure as hell don't want our bombers on the ground when it happens. Take us to DEFCON 3 and get SAC on the line...

    [looks around for Major Daves] 

    General Beringer : ... where are you?

    Major Daves : Uh, sir.

    General Beringer : Oh, uh, and get me a report on those subs. I want to know what those bastards are up to.

  • John McKittrick : It all flows into this room and then into what we call the WOPR computer.

    Lyle Watson : WOPR? What is that?

    John McKittrick : It's a War Operations Planning Response. This is Mr. Richter. Paul, would you like to tell these gentlemen about the WOPR.

    Richter : Well, the WOPR spends all it's time thinking about World War III. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, it plays an endless series of WarGames using all available information on the state of the world. The WOPR has already fought World War III as a game time and time again. It estimates Soviet responses to our responses to their responses and so on. It estimates damage, counts the dead, and it looks for ways to improve the score.

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