March 23rd, 2012: WarGames (1983)

Cast and Crew:  John Badham (Director); Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy

What It’s About: A high school hacker gets in over his head and nearly starts World War III just because he wants to play a game.

Why Watch it Today?: On this day in 1983, only a few months before WarGames was released, Ronald Reagan called for the creation of an anti-missile program that would come to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

Where to Get It: Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, or iTunes or your local library.

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