I Love the 80s: War Games
Strangely there were quite a few "war" films in the 80s, but one of the stranger ones didn't actually include war. It was the story of a young hacker who wanted to play a game and ended up threatening the world with "thermonuclear destruction." The hacker in question was played by a pre-Ferris Matthew Broderick and his love interest was Ally Sheedy. David Warner, who seems to always be evil, played the reclusive programmer responsible for the "learning" computer, named after his dead son, that is now about to destroy the Earth.

Here's a trivia question: At the very last second, the hacker saves the Earth from destruction by teaching the computer what game?

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