PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
Sheedy and Badham would work together again in Maid to Order in 1987; also in Short Circuit in 1986.
Which side do you want?
David Lightman: I'll be the Russians.
During the missile-launch scene, the captain writes down the first part of the launch code wrong. The radio message reads out, "Romeo-Oscar-November-Charlie-Tango-Tango-Lima-Alpha," which is phonetic alphabet for R-O-N-C-T-T-L-A, but the captain writes down what looks like R-O-N-C-T-T-A-A - the first "A" is actually an "L," the captain's handwriting makes it look like an "A."
In the premiere telecast version of the film, in the scene where the female airmen is counting down to Impact, there is more background music that plays than in the theatrical version and home video releases containing English language versions. However, the extra background music plays in foreign versions of the movie. Also, the extra BGM has not played in subsequent TV airings since that first telecast, as far as I am aware.
$6,227,804 5 June 1983