1983 - 114 minutes - Color - Dolby - 1.85 : 1
US release date: June 03, 1983
United Artists, Sherwood Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Sherwood
The Leonard Goldberg Company
Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $6,227,804 (USA) (843 Screens)


A young computer whizz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he wanted to play a game and not the real thing ?


David - Matthew Broderick
McKittrick - Dabney Coleman
Falken - John Wood
Jennifer - Ally Sheedy
General Beringer - Barry Corbin
Pat Healy - Juanin Clay
Cabot - Kent Williams
Watson - Dennis Lipscomb
Conley - Joe Dorsey
Richter - Irving Metzman
Beringer's Aide - Michael Ensign
Mr. Lightman - William Bogert
Mrs. Lightman - Susan Davis
Nigan - James Tolkan
Stockman - David Clover
Ayers - Drew Snyder




Director - John Badham

Writing credits

Writer - Lawrence Lasker
Writer - Walter F. Parkes


Executive producer - Leonard Goldberg
Associate producer - Richard Hashimoto
Producer - Harold Schneider