WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)


WarGames: The Dead Code is a 2008 American science fiction film directed by Stuart Gillard.

It is also known as WarGames 2 and WarGames 2: The Dead Code. It is a sequel to WarGames (1983).


The United State’s Department of Homeland Security is led to believe an American teen hacker playing a terrorist-attack simulator game online is a real terrorist out to destroy the US.


  • Matt Lanter … Will Farmer.
  • Amanda Walsh … Annie D’Mateo.
  • Colm Feore … T. Kenneth Hassert/Joshua.
  • Chuck Shamata … Bill Carter.
  • Maxim Roy … Tina Rashe.
  • Nicolas Wright … Dennis Nichols.
  • Gary Reineke … Dr. Stephen Falken.
  • Susan Glover … Gail Farmer.
  • Trevor Hayes … Agent Aaron Scott.
  • Claudia Ferri … Agent Bolton.
  • Vlasta Vrana … Ivan Prokosh.
  • Ricky Mabe … Newman.
  • Claudia Black … R.I.P.L.E.Y. (voice).
  • Russell Yuen … David Chen.
  • Robert Higden … Mr. Baron.
  • John Maclaren … Norman Paget.
  • John Koensgen … Martin Cavanaugh.
  • Alberto Delburgo … Sayid Massude.
  • Lucinda Davis … Joleen Dupree.
  • Neil Napier … Teacher.
  • Matthew Raudsepp … Doug Maltz.
  • Danny Blanco Hall … The Groom (as Danny Blanco).
  • Alain Gauthier … Internet Café Guy (as Alain C. Gauthier).
  • David Schaap … General Stradler.
  • Jean-Robert Bourdage … Hot Dog Vendor.


  • The launch code that would have launched a nuclear missile on Washington, D.C. is the same as the launch code used for the original film, cpe1704tks.
  • In the first scene with Will, Dennis is playing Stargate Worlds. It was a video game that was never released.
  • The comment “R.I.P.L.E.Y.” makes about winning is the same conclusion Joshua came to in the original film “WarGames”.
  • John Wood was sick when this movie was filmed so he was unable to reprise his role as Dr. Stephen Fallen.
    • That honour went to Gary Reineke instead and the voice of the “WarGames” computer, “Joshua”, which also appears in this film (John Wood voiced it in “WarGames), is now voiced by Colm Feore who also plays T. Kenneth Hassert in this film.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Stuart Gillard.
  • Producer(s): Sara Brrisford, Mike Elliott, Hudson Hickman, Irene Litinsky, and Craig Roessler.
  • Writer(s): Randall M. Badat (teleplay and story) and Rob Kerchner (Story).
  • Music: Jon van Tongeren.
  • Cinematography: Bruce Chun.
  • Editor(s): Robin Russell.
  • Production: MGM.
  • Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
  • Release Date: 29 July 2008.
  • Running time: 100 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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