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Fail Safe(1964)

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Brief Synopsis

A failure in the U.S. defense system threatens to start World War III.

Cast & Crew

Sidney Lumet Director
Henry Fonda The President
Dan O'Herlihy General Black
Walter Matthau Groeteschele
Frank Overton General Bogan
Edward Binns Colonel Grady
Fritz Weaver Colonel Cascio
William Hansen Secretary Swenson
Russell Hardie General Stark
Sorrell Booke Congressman Raskob
Nancy Berg Ilsa Wolfe
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 7 Oct 1964
Release Date:  1964 Production Date:  A Max E. Youngstein-Sidney Lumet Production
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Columbia Pictures
Duration(mins):  111 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Exceptional performances, script and production

    Movie lady 2013-08-11

    This is one of my favorite movies. The taunt, tense incredibly literate script is beautifully acted by a sterling cast. Who wouldn't want Henry Fonda... MORE>

  • All too realistic...

    DaveC 2011-12-31

    Norad has experienced some close calls and glitches. I have too much experience with software and hardware to trust the disclaimer at the end of the movie.... MORE>

  • ...speaking of a sleeping pill.

    tragic figure 2011-12-31

    I actually did fall asleep twice during the viewing, but I did wake while both sides were negotiating.What I did see was very tense- I would like to see... MORE>