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WarGames

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Dispel any worries that a 15-year-old movie about hackers might be as pokey as a 16-Kps modem — WarGames remains a breezy charmer. Audio commentary from director John Badham and the screenwriters makes clear how prescient it was: They weren’t sure anyone would believe such a fanciful tale, but shortly after it opened a group of teen hackers made headlines by breaking into a Defense Department lab. One sad bit of info imparted: The role of the peace-loving scientist was written as a vehicle for John Lennon. The movie: B The extras: C+