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WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Video 29 July 2008
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The United State's Department of Homeland Security is led to believe an American teen hacker playing a terrorist-attack simulator game online is a real terrorist out to destroy the U.S.

Director:

Stuart Gillard

Writers:

Randall M. Badat (teleplay) (as Randall Badat), Rob Kerchner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Lanter ... Will Farmer
Amanda Walsh ... Annie D'Mateo
Colm Feore ... T. Kenneth Hassert / Joshua
Chuck Shamata ... Bill Carter
Maxim Roy ... Tina Rashe
Nicolas Wright ... Dennis Nichols
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Dr. Stephen Falken
Susan Glover Susan Glover ... Gail Farmer
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ... Agent Aaron Scott
Claudia Ferri ... Agent Bolton
Vlasta Vrana ... Ivan Prokosh
Ricky Mabe ... Newman
Claudia Black ... R.I.P.L.E.Y. (voice)
Russell Yuen ... David Chen
Robert Higden ... Mr. Baron
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The United State's Department of Homeland Security is led to believe an American teen hacker playing a terrorist-attack simulator game online is a real terrorist out to destroy the U.S.

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The game isn't over. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

An early idea for the film was for Barry Corbin to reprise his role as General Beringer. See more »

Goofs

When Will is massaging his mothers feet she is not wearing stockings but when he stops, she is suddenly wearing them. See more »

Quotes

Annie D'Mateo: Sorry. The Internet is water-proof, right?
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Connections

References The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) See more »

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Professor's Demise
By John Van Tongeren
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Quite possibly the most transparent movie I've ever seen.
29 June 2008 | by ifearitallSee all my reviews

I can't say that Wargames: The Dead Code is the worst movie I've ever seen, as it had one or two decent moments, but I can easily say it's the most transparent movie I've ever seen. Not once did a plot device present itself without me guessing it 10+ minutes in advance. There was no subtlety to anything the movie did, no intelligence evident at all behind the scenes. Every spoken or typed line's intent was so glaringly obvious it was impossible to "get into" the movie.

I found myself laughing at the horribly thought out plot line, and the bumbled attempts to reclaim the audience, far more often than I found myself enjoying the movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

WarGames 2: The Dead Code See more »

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1.78 : 1
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