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Fail-Safe (1964)

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Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver


A series of human and computer errors sends a squadron of American ‘Vindicator’ bombers to nuke Moscow. The President, in order to convince the Soviets that this is a mistake, orders the Strategic Air Command to help the Soviets stop them.
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Fail-Safe strikes an impressive chord with its grim, high-minded exploration of the ultimate Doomsday scenario.
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