A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.
A series of human and computer errors sends a squadron of American 'Vindicator' bombers to nuke Moscow. The President, in order to convince the Soviets that this is a mistake, orders the Strategic Air Command to help the Soviets stop them. Written by
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The big screen in the control room at Omaha was entirely front-projection, and had to be very carefully contrasted to appear clearly on black and white film. This posed a problem for the crew, as the air in the room had to be totally clear of dust so as not to disrupt the image (and make the projection obvious). The screen in the war-room used the same film-stock but was rear-projection. See more »
When there are only 2 bombers left, they are shown in very tight formation, while on the map being monitored as they fly over Russia, the bombers are shown very far (miles) apart, certainly not feet. See more »
[viciously slapping a beautiful young woman who has tried to seduce him after a cocktail party]
I'm not your kind.
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The sounds of a bullfight crowd is heard in reference to Black's matador dream. Then, the squeal of the Russian ambassador's melted phone which the President stated would be heard when New York City was bombed. See more »
I just bought a copy of this movie after hemming and hawing for several years. I have both read the book and seen the film several times.
This is without a doubt one of the very best motion pictures ever made. The cast is exceptional and features actors that went on to be type cast as either comic or hack, Dom De-louis, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman, in some unbelievably well done dramatic parts.
Along with Henry Fonda as the most realistic president ever put to film, The entire cast is magnificent.
Just as an aside try getting both this film and Kubricks Dr. Strangelove and watch the both. Fail Safe first the Strange Love and enjoy the juxtaposition. Basically the same story, but with a wildly divergent take on the situation.
Get some popcorn and enjoy.
Btw: 1. FAIL SAFE is a very intense film. watch it early in the evening.
2. Dr Strangelove is a comic masterpiece but pails in comparison.
3. Read the book of FAIL SAFE as well. It will chill your soul.
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