Fail Safe 2000

Fail Safe

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During the 1960s, a computer error in Nebraska unwittingly sets off a perilous chain of events leading to a Cold War crisis. The computer sends an order to a squadron piloted by Col. Jack Grady (George Clooney) to drop a bomb on Moscow. Despite the efforts of the president (Richard Dreyfuss) to negate the false order, the crew forges on with what they think is their task. The president and his translator (Noah Wyle) are forced to reach out to the Russian leader to negotiate.

Cast & Crew

George Clooney
Col. Jack Grady
Hank Azaria
Prof. Groeteschele
Harvey Keitel
Brig. Gen. Warren Black
Don Cheadle
Lt. Jimmy Pierce
James Cromwell
Gordon Knapp
Sam Elliott
Congressman Raskob
John Diehl
Col. Cascio
Tom Park
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Laura Ziskin
Executive Producer
George Clooney
Executive Producer
Pamela Oas Williams
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Critic Reviews for Fail Safe

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  • Dreyfuss se sai particularmente bem nesta mais do que eficiente verso do material que deu origem ao timo filme de Lumet. E o fato de ter sido encenado ao vivo algo que contribui bastante para o tom de urgncia exigido pela narrativa.

    February 5, 2009 | Rating: 4/5
  • ...it can't be denied by any means the caliber of talent that's spread throughout these 84 minutes.

    June 6, 2007 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This is one of the most notable television projects in recent memory.

    June 4, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's not quite as gripping or suspenseful as the earlier theatrical movie, but with a great cast, it's almost as good.

    June 3, 2007 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • It's a fabulous original film and a worthwhile redo -- but it comes about 20 years too late.

    October 19, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5

Audience Reviews for Fail Safe

  • Nov 02, 2007
    For all intents and purposes, a live TV version of Sidney Lumet's classic cold war thriller. A great cast even if some of the casting decisions leave you scratching your head. (Hank Azaria in the Walter Matthau role?) For the most part, the TV version copies the film version verbatim with the exception of George Clooney and Don Cheadle trying to add a little social relevence and a serious dumbing down of Azaria's/Matthau's role. A great companion to the original even if it doesn't quite touch it.
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