|"||'WarGames had been one of Halliday's all-time favorite movies... it was completely awesome, with an old-school teenage computer hacker as the protagonist.||"|
WarGames is a 1983 American Cold War science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy.
The film follows David Lightman (Broderick), a young hacker who unwittingly accesses WOPR, a United States military supercomputer programmed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war. Lightman gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation, originally believing it to be a computer game. The simulation causes a national nuclear missile scare and nearly starts World War III.
Ready Player One History
In order to clear the First Gate, an OASIS avatar must complete a Flicksync of the WarGames movie, speaking all dialogue for Matthew Broderick. This Flicksync was the first widely known to the OASIS, and prompted Gregarious Simulation Systems to purchase the rights to other movies and create Flicksyncs out of them.