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Fail Safe

Opens on May 28

Director: Sidney Lumet Run Time: 112 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 1964

Starring: Frank Overton, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Walter Matthau

One of the greatest anti-war thrillers ever, FAIL-SAFE stars Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O’Herlihy, Larry Hagman and Fritz Weaver (in his film debut) as a group of military men on the verge of World War III. 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. A four-star techno-thriller that builds tension and suspense with every tick of the nuclear clock.


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