David, a computer-game aficionado inadverently taps into a hush-hush Pentagon computer, then proceeds to inaugurate his favorite game, "Global Thermonuclear War". What we know, but David doesn't, is that the Pentagon, hoping to eliminate the chancy "human element" in the event of an actual war, has given its computer total, irreversable control ...
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman
Screenplay: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
Director of Photography: William A. Fraker
Film Editor: Tom Rolf
Composer: Arthur B. Rubinstein
Production Designer: Angelo P. Graham
Costume Design: Barry Francis Delaney
Sound: Willie D. Burton
Producer: Harold Schneider
Production Company: United Artists
World Sales: Park Circus Ltd.
Director: John Badham