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Countdown to Zero (2010)

PG | | Documentary | 30 July 2010 (USA)
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A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

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Lucy Walker

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Lucy Walker
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Credited cast:
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 Pascal Fias ... Himself
Alexander Glaser ... Himself
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A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

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Demand Zero. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic material, images of destruction and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Numaratoare inversa See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$41,307, 25 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$271,323, 4 October 2010
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Dolby Digital

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Seeing Al Gore receive the Nobel Peace Prize for An Inconvenient Truth (2006) prompted producer Lawrence Bender to ask Lucy Walker if she would be interested in making a film about nuclear weapons. See more »

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John F. Kennedy: The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.
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Reckoner
Written by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway
Performed by Radiohead
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logical thorough anti-nuke film
20 August 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This documentary takes a look at nuclear weapons and the rise of terrorism. Various terrorist groups try to buy, steal, or build a nuclear bomb. Russia is a source of many stolen nuclear material. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the safeguards seem to fade away and many attempted smuggled nuclear material has been caught. It's unknown how much have not been caught. Then there are the nukes that is kept by the nuclear powers. There are accidents. There are close calls. There is proliferation. There is the possibility of war. There is an ever-rising possibility of nuclear weapon use in today's complex world. Filmmaker Lucy Walker is not subtle about its anti-nuke message. She's also convincing in her logical, thorough examination of the issue. There is not a lot of new investigations. However, the regular guy on the street would probably be shocked at some of the presentation.


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