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Countdown to Zero (2010)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Graham Allison Graham Allison ... Himself
James Baker III James Baker III ... Himself
Bruce Blair Bruce Blair ... Himself
Tony Blair ... Himself
Zbigniew Brzezinski ... Himself
Matthew Bunn Matthew Bunn ... Himself
Richard Burt Richard Burt ... Himself
Jimmy Carter ... Himself
Mike Chinoy Mike Chinoy ... Himself
Joseph Cirincione Joseph Cirincione ... Himself
Richard Cizik Richard Cizik ... Himself
Thomas D'Agostino Thomas D'Agostino ... Himself
F.W. de Klerk F.W. de Klerk ... Himself
Pascal Fias Pascal Fias ... Himself
Alexander Glaser 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Numaratoare inversa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,307, 25 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$271,323, 4 October 2010
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Was screened privately for then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. See more »

Quotes

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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Errors in davegriffin1234's review

I've never written a review yet, but davegriffin1234's utterly wrong review made me write it. He accused the film of being nothing more than propaganda and he justified it by saying, that the night time satellite pictures of North Korea (which show essentially North Korea being almost entirely black, whereas South Korea is full of lights) would be "doctored" and fraudulent. Well, this is plainly and demonstrably wrong. North Korea *IS* almost entirely black as compared to South Korea or any other industrialized country. You can see that on all sorts of satellite photos from space agencies all over the world and even on pictures taken by astronauts from the International Space Station. If you don't believe that, just google "ISS030-E-25412.jpg" and click on the link to the actual NASA page that shows on the first result page. Scroll down on the NASA page to the ISS night time flight labeled "China to Australia". You can see a screenshot showing NK in dark and SK full of lights and you can also watch the movie taken from aboard the ISS as it flies during the night over the Korean peninsula (the video is fascinating and worth watching anyway, also check out the other videos, especially those with the polar lights or thunderstorms. Amazing!). I would normally provide a link, but that seems to be not allowed here.

And dear Dave: Those lights in the sea around SK are also not doctored and can be seen on lots of satellite images. Those are simply oil rigs in the yellow sea which you can see from space, the same way you can see the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexiko.

It is really ironical, that you stopped watching the documentary and wrote your first review because you were convinced that those photos cant be right, while it is *you* who is wrong about that. + As to the documentary itself: Well, it is perhaps overdramatizing a bit, but it is still worth watching.


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