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Fail-Safe (1964)

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Starring (View all)
Geri Miller Geri Miller
Go-Go Dancer
Robert Gerringer Robert Gerringer
Pilot playing pool with Col. Brady
Louise Larabee Louise Larabee
Mrs. Cascio
Dana Elcar Dana Elcar
Foster
Stewart Germain Stewart Germain
Mr. Cascio
Dan O Dan O'Herlihy
Gen. Black
Dom DeLuise Dom DeLuise
Sgt. Collins
Janet Ward Janet Ward
Mrs. Grady


Written by (View all)
Harvey Wheeler Harvey Wheeler
(from the novel by)
Peter George Peter George
uncredited


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Fail-Safe or Strangelove? That Is the Question

5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 7 14:03
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*** This review contains spoilers ***Fail-Safe is largely overshadowed by Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove due to both movies being released in the same year. Both films deal with the events leading up to a nuclear strike although Fail-Safe takes a serious approach as opposed to the comedic nature of Dr. Strangelove. I much prefer Fail-Safe which I feel is a considerably more suspenseful film t... read more

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1 year, 5 months ago at May 12 14:52
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Kubrick y su Dr Strangelove le robaron pantalla a este buen Lumet, que enerva el argumento del fin nuclear con un presidente Fonda ( a ese siempre me lo creo) que desturye NY para salvar al mundo en pacto con su homólogo ruso. Eso vale...y Matthau impecablemente facho
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When a military computer error deploys a squadron of SAC bombers to destroy Moscow, the American President (Fonda) tries to call them back. But their sophisticated fail-safe system prevents him from aborting the attack, so he must convince the Soviets not to retaliate. In desperation, the President offers to sacrifice an American city if his pilots succeed in their deadly mission over Moscow.
Release date: 7 October 1964
UPC: 043396054240
Tags: Drama (4), Cold War (4), Adventure (3), Thriller (3), 1960s (3), 1964 (2), Thinking (2), Larry Hagman (1), Fritz Weaver (1), Edward Binns (1), Frank Overton (1), Walter Matthau (1), Dan O'Herlihy (1), Henry Fonda (1), U.S. Bomber (1), Columbia (1), Moral Dilemma (1), Usa (1), War (1), Talkies (1)
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