!!WarGames
* {{Defictionalization}}: A fan made a [[https://github.com/abs0/wargames wargames program]] for [-{{UNIX}}-]. It "simulates" the WOPR computer.
* FakeRussian: Vlada Vana, from Czechoslovakia, playing Ivan, the former Soviet astronaut.
* GeniusBonus: The guard's discussion in the beginning involves someone he knew who grew plants while chanting "om mani padme hum", which is a Sanskrit mantra also known as "the jewel of the lotus flower".
* HeyItsThatGuy: Many familiar character actors made early appearances in this film:
** John "[[Series/TheWestWing Leo McGarry]]" Spencer and Creator/MichaelMadsen (AKA Mr. Blonde from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'') are the officers in the silo in the pre-credit sequence.
** Creator/MatthewBroderick, and Ally Sheedy, AKA ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''[='s=] Allison, are the two leads, David Lightman and Jennifer Mack.
** [=McKittrick=] is played by [[Film/NineToFive Dabney]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Coleman]].
** General Beringer is Barry Corbin, who has played recurring roles on ''Series/TheCloser'', ''Series/OneTreeHill'', and ''Series/NorthernExposure'', as well as playing Grandpa Max Tennyson on the live action ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}: Alien Swarm''.
*** He's also in ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert''; his "piss on a spark plug" line from here gets a ShoutOut during the hidden ''It Came From Red Alert!'' Giant Ants campaign.
** An uncredited Creator/WilliamHMacy plays a NORAD officer.
** James Tolkan, AKA Mr. Strickland from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. When he describes David as BrilliantButLazy, you ''will'' expect him to shout "Slacker!"
** [[Series/ChappellesShow The host of "Frontline," who interviews Clayton Bigsby]] as David's father (Perhaps an instance of RetroactiveRecognition).
** Michael Ensign, AKA the Maitre d'Hotel from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', is General Beringer's second-in-command at NORAD.
** Jim String is Maury Chaykin, AKA [[Series/ANeroWolfeMystery Nero Wolfe]]. His geeky assistant Melvin is [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Eddie Deezen]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: Mandark as one of the hackers Lightman talks to early in the movie.
* ImageSource: This film provides the page image for OminousMultipleScreens.
* ThrowItIn: WordOfGod says Barry Corbin ad-libbed the line "I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!"
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original writer of the story said that he wanted Falken to be played by ''Music/JohnLennon,'' and Lennon was reportedly interested in the role. Alas, of course, one Mark David Chapman ensured that this would never come to pass.
!!WarGames: The Dead Code
* DawsonCasting: Amanda Walsh as Annie. She's 27 at the time of shooting and it shows.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[Series/{{Farscape}} Claudia Black]] as RIPLEY.
* TheOtherDarrin: John Wood played Falken in the original. In TheSequel, he is played by Gary Reineke.