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.
The studio had the Galaxian (1979) and Galaga (1981) arcade machines delivered to Matthew Broderick's home, where he practiced for two months to prepare for the arcade scene.
Gentlemen, I wouldn't trust this overgrown pile of microchips any further than I can throw it.
General Beringer could not raise or lower the Defense Condition at NORAD. Only the President of the United States can order a change of the DEFCON, and only after the President consults the military chiefs of staff, the Vice President, Secretary of State, the CIA, analysts and numerous Ambassadors, most likely in Washington D.C. General Beringer would likely receive orders to the current Defense Condition of the country. Also, NORAD is an information center for the North American continent and its primary mission is intelligence gathering and interpretation. The commanding officer of NORAD can not make or dictate strategic policies.
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