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Countdown to Zero -- A documentary about the escalating nuclear arms race.


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Graham Allison ... Himself
James Baker III ... Himself
Bruce Blair ... Himself

Tony Blair ... Himself
Zbigniew Brzezinski ... Himself
Matthew Bunn ... Himself
Richard Burt ... Himself

Jimmy Carter ... Himself
Mike Chinoy ... Himself
Joseph Cirincione ... Himself
Richard Cizik ... Himself
Thomas D'Agostino ... Himself
F.W. de Klerk ... Himself
Pascal Fias ... Himself
Alexander Glaser ... Himself

Mikhail Gorbachev ... Himself
Ira Helfand ... Himself
Pervez Hoodbhoy ... Himself
R. Scott Kemp ... Himself

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Andrew Koch ... Himself
Jeffrey Lewis ... Himself

Robert McNamara ... Himself
Zia Mian ... Himself
Roger Molander ... Himself
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen ... Himself
Pervez Musharraf ... Himself

Gary Oldman ... Narrator
J. Robert Oppenheimer ... Himself (archive footage)

Valerie Plame Wilson ... Herself
Ahmed Rashid ... Himself

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Scott Sagan ... Himself

Lawrence Scott Sheets ... Himself
Frank von Hippel ... Himself
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Directed by
Lucy Walker 
Sean M. Fox (segment director)
Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Bruce Blair .... executive producer
Nikki Boella .... field producer: Dubai
Matt Brown .... executive producer
Andrew C. Evans .... field producer: London
Abbie Hurewitz .... field producer: New York City
Brennan Rees .... associate producer
Lisa Remington .... co-producer
Jeff Skoll .... executive producer
Diane Weyermann .... executive producer
Marianna Yarovskaya .... field producer: Moscow
Jianbo Zhou .... field producer: Beijing
Original Music by
Peter Golub 
Cinematography by
Robert Chappell 
Gary Clarke 
Bryan Donnell 
Nick Higgins 
Film Editing by
Brad Fuller 
Brian Johnson 
Production Management
Mark Lipson .... post-production supervisor
Lisa Remington .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Jon Gold .... property master
Sound Department
Michael Boyle .... sound recordist
Harry Cohen .... supervising sound editor
Toby Cohen .... sound effects editor
Jim Gallup .... sound recordist
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexander Marshall .... sound recordist
Evan McIntosh .... sound recordist
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Dror Mohar .... supervising sound editor
Hashem Selph .... sound recordist
Branden Spencer .... first assistant sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Greg Townsend .... sound mixing recordist
Lucy Walker .... sound recordist
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant
David Young .... post sound engineer
Visual Effects by
Justin Acree .... visual effects designer
Sonny Angell .... animator
Gary Breslin .... digital artist
Gary Breslin .... visual effects designer
Brent Chesanek .... animator
Will Clark .... photo retoucher
Nicholas Fischer .... photo retoucher
Robin Greenwood .... animator
Steve Hardie .... additional graphics
Forrest Heidel .... visual effects supervisor
Denis Kozyrev .... matte painter
Lena Lee .... animator
Mike Milyavsky .... animator
Maria Catherine Sandoval .... visual effects producer
Hashem Selph .... additional graphics
Sean Patrick Sullivan .... animator
Ryota Suyama .... animator
Estefania Szprengiel .... animator
Mike Vicari .... lead animator
Emily Rose Wagner .... additional graphics
Wee Wan .... photo retoucher
Jinho Yu .... animator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Denault .... additional cinematographer
Sam Fuller .... additional cinematographer
Tom Kaufman .... additional cinematographer (as Thomas Kaufman)
Aaron Phillips .... additional cinematographer
Jonathan Schell .... additional cinematographer
Logan Schneider .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Oneika Austin .... assistant editor
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Lindsay Heller .... second assistant editor
Avo John Kambourian .... post-production assistant
Daniel Morfesis .... assistant editor
Kathryn West .... assistant editor
Sandi Williams .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Henriette Amiel .... music legal services
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Minjee Chung .... music preparation
Peter Golub .... orchestrator
Dave Holden .... music preparation
Scott Johnson .... music editor
Paul Katz .... music consultant
Philip Klein .... orchestrator
Thanh Tran .... music preparation
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Iram Parveen Bilal .... translator: Urdu
Victor Buhler .... consultant producer
Lisa Callif .... legal counsel
Kate Coe .... additional archival research
Joy Conley .... additional archival research
Shirin Dehghan .... post production assistant
Michael Donaldson .... legal counsel
Dani DuHadway .... assistant: Mr. Bender
Louise Eckersley .... production coordinator
Tchavdar Georgiev .... additional archival research
Tchavdar Georgiev .... translator: Russian
Erica Hart .... production assistant
Lindsay Heller .... additional archival research
Adam Irving .... key production assistant
Wandie Kabule .... post production assistant
John Kaiser .... intern
Mark Lipson .... post production consultant
Tahir Malik .... additional archival research
Carey McKenzie .... additional archival research (as Carey Schonegevel)
Ambria Miscia .... post production assistant
Jessica Nelson .... transcriptionist
Molly O'Brien .... consultant producer
Marilyn Penn .... post production accountant
Susan Ricketts .... archive producer
Katherine Ripley .... additional archival research
Katie Roper .... production assistant
Marge Rowland .... production accountant
Hashem Selph .... production coordinator
Hashem Selph .... translator: Persian
Lawrence Scott Sheets .... translator: Georgian
Daniel Tan .... lead technician: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Reaves Avery Washburn .... intern
Winnie Wong .... insurance
Marianna Yarovskaya .... translator: Russian
Andy Zare .... archive producer
Kofi Annan .... very special thanks
Diana Masieri Byfield .... very special thanks
Judy Calabrese .... special thanks
Lesley Chilcott .... special thanks
Hank Corwin .... thanks
Kelly Curtis .... special thanks
Will Fisher .... special thanks
Eric Greenspan .... very special thanks
Charles Johnston .... thanks
Henry Kissinger .... very special thanks
Jan Lodal .... very special thanks
Yelena Makarczyk .... special thanks
Moby .... special thanks
Sandy Nasseri .... special thanks
Pavel Palazchenko .... very special thanks
Margaret Pastor .... very special thanks
Robert Pastor .... very special thanks
Yelena Rachitsky .... very special thanks
Mary Ramos .... very special thanks
Morgan Russo .... special thanks
David E. Sanger .... special thanks
Phillip Schopper .... very special thanks
Ashley Sifer .... special thanks
Mark Sugg .... very special thanks
Frits Veerman .... very special thanks
Wez .... special thanks
Winnie Wong .... special thanks

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Rated PG for thematic material, images of destruction and incidental smoking
89 min | USA:91 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Japan:G | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:PG (certificate #45889)

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Absurd and somewhat stupid leftist propaganda, 7 July 2013
Author: the_wolf_imdb from Prague

It might be well done, but it is utterly absurd. The saying that the "world without the nuclear weapons is safer" is the same as saying that "the household without a weapon is safer". Well it is not.

If you want to live in a peace you have to be prepared for war. The peace requires will on both sides, the war needs only the will of one side. The nuclear weaponry is the only system that keeps Russia in strategic position. They will not abandon them. For the Israel it is probably the only deterrent that somehow keeps them from full scale wars almost constantly. Generally the same situation applies to the West: If it was not "passive backing by nukes" the Arabs countries would be very happy to use chemical weapons.

Everyone is aware of the fact that superpowers use nukes basically only as a deterrent. This holds them back because without such backing they would be much more inclined to go for a war. Everyone is aware of the fact that the terrorist and fanatics will try to get a nuke (even dirty one) anyway. Removal of nukes will not stop them from trying to reach similar weapons.

Advanced countries will get NO advantage by complete nuclear disarmament. It removes them a lot of options and will make their armies more expensive to maintain. For some countries like Israel it would be very dangerous to do so. The only advantage would be for those countries who do not have such weaponry. It would strengthen their positions greatly.

Limitation and stopping proliferation of nuclear weapons - yes. Removal - no. That would be total absurd green leftist activist nonsense. But remember - these folks have been always sponsored "by the others" to make their countries weak. It is their job to spread fear and lies as usual.

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