“Shall we play a game?” This weekend marks the 31st anniversary of WarGames (rent it on iTunes), one of pop culture’s favorite movies. Debuted in theaters on June 3, 1983, WarGames stars Matthew Broderick (The Producers, Deck The Halls, Wonderful World), Dabney Coleman (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Ally Sheedy (Welcome To The Rileys, The Breakfast Club). Released by Lakeshore Records, Wonderful World (rent it on iTunes) is scored by Craig Richey and Welcome to the Rileys is scored by Marc Streitenfeld.
Directed by John Badham (The CW’s Supernatural), WarGames hypothesized what would happen if a teen wiz kid could accidentally hack into the ultimate video game. He soon realize that his online war game might actually be real. The film was made during the Cold War, when the thought of a Soviet threat was a looming dread for many.
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