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Fail-SafeIn a 1964 Cold War, American sends the airplane to Moscow for a nuclear attack. But it is a mistake and an Air Force commander tries to contact with the planes. It fails because of jamming in radio communications between a commander and the plots. Whether a war is prevented?Keywords:
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Directors of "Fail-Safe"Sidney LumetBirthdate: 25 June 1924, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Creators of "Fail-Safe"Walter BernsteinBirthdate: 20 August 1919, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USAEugene BurdickBirthdate: 12 December 1918, Sheldon, Iowa, USA
Critic Reviews of "Fail-Safe"New York TimesOctober 21, 2015
It packs a melodramatic wallop that will rattle a lot of chattering teeth.VarietyJune 29, 2011
It faithfully translates on the screen the power and seething drama of the Eugene Burdick-Harvey Wheeler book.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
Lumet sensibly avoids pyrotechnics in favour of tightening the psychological screws ...Empire MagazineOctober 21, 2015
An impressive and disturbing brink-of-doom thriller.Film4October 21, 2015
Not only a damn good thriller, but a terrifying account of how easily such technology can malfunction.TV GuideOctober 21, 2015
Grim, bleak and highly claustrophobic ...Three Movie BuffsFebruary 17, 2015
The cold war gets hot in this nuclear disaster film.EmanuelLevy.ComJuly 03, 2011
Lumet's tense political drama is riveting, but unfortunately it was released the same year as Kubrick's similarly-themed Dr. Strangelove, which was a satire and more thus more popularCinema em CenaFebruary 02, 2009
Lumet, o mais subestimado dos diretores, mantém a tensão sempre constante, extraindo ainda grandes atuações de seu elenco e investindo num desfecho impactante e corajoso.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJuly 19, 2007
Tense, chilling and earnest Cold War political thriller.Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)October 20, 2004
Still impressive Cold War thriller from a time when WW III seemed inevitable.Your Movies (cleveland.com)August 08, 2002
Wow! One of the scariest black and white films of all time.
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