One of the greatest anti-war thrillers ever, FAIL-SAFE stars Henry Fonda, Walter Matthua, 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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Fail Safe (1964)

War/Drama/Science-Fiction · 1h 52m · 10/7/1964

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It will have you sitting on the brink of eternity!

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One of the greatest anti-war thrillers ever, FAIL-SAFE stars Henry Fonda, Walter Matthua, 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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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Revenue

$3,924,000
Part Of
Cast
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Frieda Altman

Jennie
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Robert Gerringer

Pilot playing pool with Col. Brady (uncredited)
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Geri Miller

Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)
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Charles Tyner

Jet Fighter Pilot (voice) (uncredited)
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Dan O'Herlihy

Gen. Black
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Walter Matthau

Dr. Groeteschele
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Frank Overton

Gen. Bogan
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Edward Binns

Col. Grady (as Ed Binns)
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Fritz Weaver

Col. Cascio
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Henry Fonda

The President
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Larry Hagman

Buck
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William Hansen

Secretary Swenson
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Russell Hardie

Gen. Stark (as Russell Hardy)
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Russell Collins

Knapp
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Sorrell Booke

Congressman Raskob
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Nancy Berg

Ilsa Wolfe
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John Connell

Thomas
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Frank Simpson

Sullivan
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Hildy Parks

Betty Black
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Janet Ward

Mrs. Grady
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Dom DeLuise

Sgt. Collins
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Dana Elcar

Foster
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Stewart Germain

Mr. Cascio
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Louise Larabee

Mrs. Cascio
Crew
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Walter Bernstein

Writer
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Sidney Lumet

Director
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Eugene Burdick

Writer
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Harvey Wheeler

Writer
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Peter George

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Fail-Safe

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/31/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Fail-safe

(DVD)

10/31/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Fail Safe

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/28/2020

$16.79 -$13.16 (44%)

Disc Title Front Cover

Fail Safe

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

1/28/2020

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