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Fail_safe [DVD videorecording] / [presented by] Maysville Pictures, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television ; live broadcast direction by Martin Pasetta, Jr. ; teleplay by Walter Bernstein ; directed by Stephen A. Frears.

Contributor(s): Pasetta, Martin, Jr | Bernstein, Walter | Frears, Stephen | Azaria, Hank, 1964- | Cheadle, Don | Clooney, George | Cromwell, James | Dennehy, Brian | Diehl, John, 1950- | Dreyfuss, Richard | Elliott, Sam, 1944- | Keitel, Harvey | Lloyd, Norman, 1914- | Smitrovich, Bill | Wyle, Noah, 1971- | Burdick, Eugene. Fail-safe | Wheeler, Harvey, 1918-2004. Fail-safe | Maysville Pictures, Inc | Warner Bros. Television | Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]Description: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0790752360; 9780790752365.Other title: Fail safe [DVD videorecording].Subject(s): Nuclear warfare -- Drama | Nuclear weapons -- Drama | Cold War -- Drama | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union -- Drama | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Drama | Nuclear warfare -- Drama | Nuclear weapons -- Drama | Cold war -- Drama | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union -- Drama | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States -- DramaGenre/Form: Made-for-TV movies. | War television programs. | Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.) | Television adaptations. | DVDs for the hearing impaired. | War -- Television feature. | Thriller -- Television feature. | Adaptation -- Television feature. | Television movies. | War television programs. | Suspense television programs.DDC classification: 791.45/72 Cast: Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, James Cromwell, Brian Dennehy, John Diehl, Richard Dreyfuss, Sam Elliott, Harvey Keitel, Norman Lloyd, William Smitrovich, Noah Wyle.Summary: The retelling of the classic Cold War doomsday thriller. A computer malfunction triggers the transmission of nuclear-attack codes to a U.S. bomber squadron. The orders are irreversible, the primary target is Moscow, and the President, his advisors and military leaders race time to head off global catastrophe. Recalling the adrenaline-rush of early TV drama, this movie was staged and telecast live in black-and-white, establishing an immediate sense of history unfolding.
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DVD, region 1, widescreen (matted) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.

Closed-captioned.

Title from container.

Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, James Cromwell, Brian Dennehy, John Diehl, Richard Dreyfuss, Sam Elliott, Harvey Keitel, Norman Lloyd, William Smitrovich, Noah Wyle.

Based on the 1962 novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler and the 1964 motion picture.

Broadcast live as a made-for-TV movie on April 9, 2000.

Not rated.

The retelling of the classic Cold War doomsday thriller. A computer malfunction triggers the transmission of nuclear-attack codes to a U.S. bomber squadron. The orders are irreversible, the primary target is Moscow, and the President, his advisors and military leaders race time to head off global catastrophe. Recalling the adrenaline-rush of early TV drama, this movie was staged and telecast live in black-and-white, establishing an immediate sense of history unfolding.

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