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Questions tagged [wargames-1983]

An American Cold War film from 1983, focusing on David Lightman, who unintentionally gains access to WOPR (War Operation Plan Response), a United States military supercomputer.

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Why do they get new identities if they know too much?

In the 1983 science fiction film Wargames, US War office hides Dr. Stephen Falken and declared him dead. David learned that Falken himself died several years before from deteriorating health. Later he ...
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How did the door open just by playing the recorded code?

In the 1983 science fiction film Wargames, David was locked in the facility's infirmary room. He searched the drawers and found some scissors and a mini-tape recorder. He tricked the guard into ...
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Why might have SAC headquarters been knocked out already?

In the 1983 science fiction film Wargames, before turning the final key for the missile launch, Jerry, the commanding officer, demanded that Steve, his subordinate, try to get SAC headquarters on the ...
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How does David Lightman in WarGames manage to hack a computer by dialing a number?

His setup seems to be a telephone connected to a computer. When he dials another computer on the phone, he manages to gain access to it remotely. Is this a realistic situation or just something done ...