As a premise for a thriller, this is a masterstroke. [Four Out of Four Stars]
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Video game aficionado Matthew Broderick inadverently taps into a top secret U.S. military computer and proceeds to play his favorite game, "Global Thermonuclear War." What we know, but Broderick doesn't, is that the Pentagon, hoping to eliminate the chancy "human element" in the event of an actual war, has given its computer total, irreversible control over the launching of nuclear weaponry. Broderick and government official Dabney Coleman race against time to reverse the computer's resolve to send bombers to Russia.
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Throwback Thursdays
Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman, Barry Corbin
Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Cinematography, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Sound Editing, Academy AwardsMORE
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