Rent Fail-Safe (1964)

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1h 47min
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Synopsis:
When a computer error deploys a squadron of SAC bombers to destroy Moscow, the American President (Henry 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. This Cold War thriller builds tension and suspense with every tick of the nuclear clock.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Max E. Youngstein
Voiced By:
Charles Tyner
Writers:
Walter Bernstein, Eugene Burdick, Peter George
Aka:
Fail Safe
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/06/2007
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 'Fail-Safe Revisited' Featurette
  • Director's Commentary with Sidney Lumet
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/02/2020
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet
  • New interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960's nuclear paranoia and Cold War films
  • "Fail Safe" Revisited, a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O'Herlihy
  • An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

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