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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Graham Allison ... Self
James Baker III ... Self
Bruce Blair ... Self
Tony Blair ... Self
Zbigniew Brzezinski ... Self
Matthew Bunn ... Self
Richard Burt ... Self
Jimmy Carter ... Self
Mike Chinoy ... Self
Joseph Cirincione ... Self
Richard Cizik ... Self
Thomas D'Agostino ... Self
F.W. de Klerk ... Self
Pascal Fias Pascal Fias ... Self
Alexander Glaser ... Self
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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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Rated PG for thematic material, images of destruction and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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Trivia

More than 84 people were interviewed for the film. See more »

Quotes

John F. Kennedy: The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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Reckoner
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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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Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$41,307, 25 July 2010

Gross USA:

$272,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,711
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