Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 13
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Release Date: Oct 7, 1964 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 6,859
Based on the novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler, Fail-Safe is set for the most part at Strategic Air Command headquarters, where a misguided transmission sends a squadron of bombers hurtling towards Russia, fully prepared to drop their atomic weaponry on Moscow. Air Force commander Frank Overton desperately tries to establish radio contact with the bombers, but once the pilots have passed the "fail safe" point, they've been instructed to disregard any reversal of orders. Racing against
Oct 7, 1964 Wide
Oct 31, 2000
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
John P. Connell
Nancy Berg Ilsa
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Lumet's tense political drama is riveting, but unfortunately it was released the same year as Kubrick's similarly-themed Dr. Strangelove, which was a satire and more thus more popular
Lumet, o mais subestimado dos diretores, mantém a tensão sempre constante, extraindo ainda grandes atuações de seu elenco e investindo num desfecho impactante e corajoso.
Still impressive Cold War thriller from a time when WW III seemed inevitable.
Wow! One of the scariest black and white films of all time.
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- President: Colonel Grady, this is the President. What you are flying has been caused by a mechanical failure. I order you and your men to fly back at once.
- Col. Grady: I am beyond the point of voice commands.
- President: Damn it Grady, this is the President.
- President: What we'll hear is a sharp high pitched noise. The will be the sound of the Ambassadors phone melting from the fireball.
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