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WarGames: The Dead Code (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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

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When Falken pulls up a list a games for WOPR to play the display reads (in part): - "#ABSOLUTE_TAKEOVER===001 #JOI_MINDTRICK===010" - "#MAKE_ME_SWAY===100 #TAKIN_CARE_OF_BUSINESS===011" - "#PILLOW_TALK===101 #GAME_THEORY===110" - The binary number after each filename has the games out of order. If they are read by row then column they're listed in order of 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6. If read in column then row order it's 1, 4, 5, 2, 3, 6. Alphabetical order by filename doesn't work either. See more »

Quotes

Annie D'Mateo: Sorry. The Internet is water-proof, right?
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References Inside the Actors Studio (1994) See more »

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Waking up the Satellites
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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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