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.
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It will have you sitting on the brink of eternity!
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Some reference works credit Hal Schaefer
as composer of the music score. In fact, the Columbia record division did issue his five-minute "Fail Safe Suite" on a seven-inch disc in 1964 (Colpix Records CP 751) with the film promoted on the actual label: FAIL SAFE - A Columbia Pictures Release. Schaefer's music, performed by the Hal Schaefer Quintet, was a somewhat nervous and dissonant jazz work, fairly appropriate to the film's content. However, director Sidney Lumet decided to release the film with no background score, so Schaefer's music only exists on the promotional disc. See more
When Professor Groeteschele drives away from the party, his convertible Ford Thunderbird has vent windows in the doors. Shots taken from the sides during the drive show A pillars on both sides but no vent windows, which would be butted up against the A pillars with the doors closed. See more
Excuse me. Every minute we wait works against us. Now, Mr. Secretary, now is when we must send in a first strike.
We don't go in for sneak attacks. We had that done to us at Pearl Harbor.
And the Japanese were right to do it. From their point of view, we were their mortal enemy. As long as we existed, we were a deadly threat to them. Their only mistake was that they failed to finish us at the start, and they paid for that mistake at Hiroshima.
You're talking about a different kind of war.
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