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Author: Martin Pasetta, Jr.Walter BernsteinStephen FrearsHank AzariaDon CheadleAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Television movies
War television programs
Suspense television programs
Made-for-TV movies
Television adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War
Thriller
Adaptation
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Pasetta, Jr.; Walter Bernstein; Stephen Frears; Hank Azaria; Don Cheadle; George Clooney; James Cromwell; Brian Dennehy; John Diehl; Richard Dreyfuss; Sam Elliott; Harvey Keitel; Norman Lloyd; Bill Smitrovich; Noah Wyle; Eugene Burdick; Harvey Wheeler; Maysville Pictures, Inc.; Warner Bros. Television.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790752360 9780790752365
OCLC Number: 85847161
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the 1962 novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler and the 1964 motion picture.
Credits: Executive producers: George Clooney, Pamela Das Williams, Laura Ziskin; teleplay by Walter Bernstein.
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.
Event notes: Broadcast live as a made-for-TV movie on April 9, 2000.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (matted) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Titles: Fail_safe (Television program : 2000)
Fail safe
Responsibility: [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.

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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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