Fail-Safe

Fail-Safe

(1964)

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Sidney Lumet-directed Cold War drama in which the U.S. President must race to cancel an accidental nuclear attack order on Russia. Stars Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau.... More

During the Cold War, U.S. bomber jets are fitted with fail-safe boxes that instruct pilots when to attack. When an attack order is inadvertently administered due to a system malfunction, the President of the United States (Fonda) must scramble to fix the mistake before bombs are dropped on Moscow...Hide

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  • It faithfully translates on the screen the power and seething drama of the Eugene Burdick-Harvey Wheeler book. Full Review