WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)


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A brilliant hacker inadvertently sets the wheels of World War III into motion after hacking into a restricted online gaming network and learning of a national defense system designed to identify fledgling terrorist cells in this belated sequel to the popular 1982 thriller. There isn't a system on the planet that Will Farmer (Matt Lanter) can't hack into with a little work, so when he manages to breach the security of a restricted online gaming network known as R.I.P.L.E.Y., he's convinced that … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Randall Badat, Rob Kerchner, Randall M. Badat
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 29, 2008
Fox Home Entertainment


as Will Farmer

as Bill Carter

as Kenneth Hassert

as Dennis Nichols

as Tina Rashe

as Newman

as Norman Paget

as Agent Aaron Scott

as Gail Farmer

as Hot Dog Vendor
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Critic Reviews for WarGames: The Dead Code

All Critics (3)

Keeps the formula topical, replacing Soviet aggressors with cyber-savvy terrorists, but the renovations end there.

Full Review… | January 30, 2010
San Francisco Examiner

As far as direct-to-DVD sequels go, you can do a lot worse

Full Review… | August 24, 2008
7M Pictures

casual moviegoers won't get the in-jokes and won't care about the plot.

Full Review… | July 26, 2008

Audience Reviews for WarGames: The Dead Code

A nice straight to dvd movie. Paid nice homage to the original. This was a sequel and not a remake and did really nothing to diminish the original movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


I think my IQ dropped a few points watching this one. Overly complicated story, bad acting, (with the exception of Amanda Walsh, who was decent), not even a scratch on the original. Best avoided.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


This is loosely based on the ideas of the original 80's hit . It's set in the modern day as we see a base in Afghanistan get destroyed by a UAV right at the start. The whole "Decontamination" plot & idea are totally unbelievable. The idea of the Nuclear exchange to make RIPLEY realise what RIPLEY's doing won't work is yet another nod back to the original movie. Their cop-out at having RIPLEY repeat Joshua's exact same words form the end of the original movie just goes to show how many original ideas they were unable to come up with. If you want to point fingers for bad & stolen ideas the men to blame are Randall Badat and Rob Kerchner. This is an awful movie and is best avoided.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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