PG | | Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
The medals displayed on General Beringer's uniform are: Air Force Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, American Defense ... ...
Joshua called me.
McKittrick: David, computers don't call people!
David Lightman: Yours did.
Prof. Falken's fake death is in 1973, a full 10 years before this movie is set to take place. The WOPR would not have existed in 1973 when Prof Falken existed. Any work he did before 1973 would have been seriously outdated by 1983 due to the "Moore's Law" which states computer technology doubles every two years. This would mean that computers in 1983 were 10 times more powerful than in 1973.
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 (USA) (5 June 1983)
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