WarGames: The Dead Code

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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 his skills are still as sharp as ever. But what Matt hasn't realized is that R.I.P.L.E.Y. is actually a highly classified government defense system, and he's just become its next target. Now the system knows his identity, and his entire hometown faces the threat of an automated military response. In order to clear his name, Matt will have to beat the computer at its own game. The game turns deadly, however, when R.I.P.L.E.Y. suddenly raises the stakes, threatening Armageddon in a time when the world is already dangerously unstable. With no time left to lose before the missiles start to fly, Matt must now use his formidable hacking skills to save the world from the government's own hopelessly flawed doomsday device.

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Cast

Matt Lanter
as Will Farmer
Chuck Shamata
as Bill Carter
Colm Feore
as Kenneth Hassert
Nicolas Wright
as Dennis Nichols
Maxim Roy
as Tina Rashe
Ricky Mabe
as Newman
John Maclaren
as Norman Paget
Trevor Hayes
as Agent Aaron Scott
Susan Glover
as Gail Farmer
Jean-Robert Bourdage
as Hot Dog Vendor
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Critic Reviews for WarGames: The Dead Code

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Audience Reviews for WarGames: The Dead Code

  • Aug 31, 2015
    In this unnecessary sequel, a teenager accidentally went into national defence system and triggered a potential third world war. No sympathy for any of the characters, the acting was terrible plus the script was badly written filled with campy dialogues. Wargames: The Dead Code is bound to leave you disappointed.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 18, 2011
    I loved the original Wargames and found this one just as enjoyable. This one rehashes the basic premise of the first movie, but in a new and modern way (such as terrorists) and added some 'Enemy of the State' like surveillance and pursuit scenario. Plot: Philadelphia high-schooler Will Farmer (Matt Lanter) plays a computer game that simulates a terrorist attack, and Ripley, the super government computer with a sexy voice, designed to profile potential terrorists, tracks him down because he beat five levels in 15 minutes, this makes Ripley believe that he is a high level terror threat. Professor Falken and Joshua (WOPR) make reappearance in this movie and I enjoyed the confrontation between Ripley (Alien, anyone) and Joshua. If you like the science-techno-computer-hacker-surveillance type of action movie, be sure to check this one out.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 22, 2010
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2008
    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 <i>RIPLEY</i> realise what <i>RIPLEY</i>'s doing won't work is yet another nod back to the original movie. Their cop-out at having <i>RIPLEY</i> repeat <i>Joshua</i>'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 <i>Randall Badat</i> and <i>Rob Kerchner</i>. This is an awful movie and is best avoided.
    Steven V Super Reviewer

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