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Science Fiction and Fantasy, Thriller
This riveting 1980s sci-fi thriller sees young misfit hacker David Lightman get into a deep fix after unwittingly accessing a US military supercomputer called WOPR, which has been programmed to predict the possible outcomes of a nuclear war. Playing as the Soviet Union, he gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation under the belief it’s nothing more than a computer game, causing a national nuclear missile scare and almost kicking off World War III. It’s hard not to get caught up in the tech mayhem, as David grapples with the question: Is it a game, or is it real?
Visually peerless example of Hollywood coming to terms with computers, in which programmer Kevin Flynn get sucked into a game.
7–11 years 92 mins
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