FAIL SAFE


2000

Brief Synopsis

Adaptation of the 1962 novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick, in which Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow, due to a transmission blunder. The President and U.S. military leaders must take drastic measures to sa

Film Details

Also Known As
Fail-Safe
Release Date
2000
Location
Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California, USA

Synopsis

Adaptation of the 1962 novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick, in which Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow, due to a transmission blunder. The President and U.S. military leaders must take drastic measures to sa

Crew

Wendy Charles Acey

Production

Preston Adams

Electrician

John Alonzo

Director Of Photography

Steve Anderson

Sound Mixer

Dan Andresen

Production

Tom Angelotti

Other

Jon Aoresty

Other

Ted Ashton

Camera Operator

Geoff Aull

Production Assistant

Peter Baird

Sound Effects

Alice Baker

Set Decorator

Will Bardelli

Production

Gilbert Beliso

Production Assistant

Walter Bernstein

Screenplay

Walter Bernstein

Co-Executive Producer

Walter Bernstein

From Story

Tim Bower

Production

Afred A Buckles

Advisor

Eugene Burdick

Source Material (From Novel)

Steve Burgess

Stage Manager

Pam Cartmel

Art Department Coordinator

Dave Chameides

Camera Operator

George Clooney

Executive Producer

Anne V. Coates

Editing

Anne V. Coates

Editor

Amy Minda Cohen

Line Producer

Gene Crowe

Technical Director

Rocky Danielson

Camera Operator

Julian De La Pena

Electrician

Robert Dick

Electrician

Sam Drummy

Camera Operator

Mike Dunivant

Grip

David Eastwood

Camera Operator

Michael Fay

Grip

Charlie Fernandez

Production

Kim Ferry

Hair Stylist

Bill Fleming

Grip

Barry Franenberg

Property Master

Fred Gerardo

Production

Tom Geren

Camera Operator

Hank Geving

Camera Operator

Ed Greene

Audio Mixer

Keith Hall

Other

Hugh Healy

Other

Larry Heider

Camera Operator

Bud Heller

Grip

Chris Hinojosa

Production

A Todd Holland

Set Designer

Greg Hooper

Set Designer

Richard Hoover

Production Designer

Tim Hubit

Other

David Irete

Camera Operator

Gary J Jensen

Grip

Tim Kettle

Production

Bob Keys

Camera Operator

Chris Kiley

Stage Manager

Kim Killingsworth

Lighting

Steve Kurses

Grip

Harve Levine

Stage Manager

Dave Levisohn

Camera Operator

Frank Linder

Production

Relmundo P Maeder

Production Assistant

Molly Maginnis

Costume Designer

Scott Manning

Grip

Bob Mayon

Production

John Mayon

Production

Andy Mcdonnell

Grip

Joshua Michaels

Production Assistant

Keith Middleton

Electrician

Scott Morgan

Production Assistant

Dency Nelson

Stage Manager

John O'brien

Video

Wayne Orr

Camera Operator

Tom Park

Producer

Mike Parker

Sound Mixer

Nick Pavonetti

Production Assistant

Leonard Petris

Production

Bill Philbin

Camera Operator

John P Powers

Grip

Vince Poxon

Stage Manager

Randy Pulley

Production

Hector Ramirez

Camera Operator

Chris Reed

Electrician

Larry Reed

Production Sound Mixer

Chuck Reilly

Video

Gina Renna

Production Assistant

Jason Roberts

Stage Manager

Damian Salinas

Electrician

Tracy Senter

Production Assistant

Anthony Sepulveda

Casting

Kris Sheets

Script Supervisor

Troy Sizemore

Art Director

Bruce Solberg

Videotape Operator

Allison L Staak

Production Coordinator

Ken Stein

Stage Manager

Dawn Swiderski

Set Designer

Bob Tully

Production

Dennis Turner

Camera Operator

Paul Vakay

Electrician

Paul Valdera

Sound Mixer

Mark Vitale

Construction Coordinator

Kelly Waldman

Electrician

Tracy Warbin

Makeup Artist

Harvey Wheeler

Source Material (From Novel)

Harvey Wheeler

Co-Executive Producer

Eric J Wilker

Associate Producer

Deborah K Williams

Stage Manager

Pamela Oas Williams

Executive Producer

Mike Wilson

Production

Ethel Winant

Executive Consultant

Earl Woody

Electrician

Easter Xua

Camera Operator

Justin Yungfleisch

Assistant Production Coordinator

Marla Zack

Script Coordinator

Valerie Zielonka

Costume Supervisor

Laura Ziskin

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Fail-Safe
Release Date
2000
Location
Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California, USA

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States April 9, 2000

Aired in United States June 5, 2007

Began shooting April 9, 2000.

Completed shooting April 9, 2000.

Presented as a live, black-and-white broadcast.

Walter Bernstein also wrote the screenplay for the 1964 theatrical film "Fail Safe," directed by Sidney Lumet.