Fail Safe

Overview

A seemingly-minor electronic error sets the world on the verge of nuclear annihilation in this made-for-TV adaptation of the novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler which was previously filmed in 1964. Due to the burn-out of a piece of circuitry, a computer orders a U.S. Air Force jet on a strategic bombing raid, destroying targets in Russia with nuclear weapons. As Generals Bogan Brian Dennehy and Black Harvey Keitel desperately search for a way to recall the planes once the mistake has been discovered, the ...
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Overview

A seemingly-minor electronic error sets the world on the verge of nuclear annihilation in this made-for-TV adaptation of the novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler which was previously filmed in 1964. Due to the burn-out of a piece of circuitry, a computer orders a U.S. Air Force jet on a strategic bombing raid, destroying targets in Russia with nuclear weapons. As Generals Bogan Brian Dennehy and Black Harvey Keitel desperately search for a way to recall the planes once the mistake has been discovered, the bomber's commander, Col. Grady George Clooney sets out on his mission with grim determination, while the President Richard Dreyfuss and his translator Noah Wyle stay in contact with the Soviet premier, trying to convince him that this was all a terrible mistake. Fail Safe was first presented as a live television broadcast which aired on CBS on April 9, 2000. The supporting cast includes Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle, James Cromwell, and Sam Elliott. Star George Clooney spearheaded the unique project and served as executive producer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • UPC: 085391865322
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,171

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Colonel Grady
Noah Wyle Buck
Richard Dreyfuss President
Hank Azaria Professor Groteschele
Brian Dennehy General Bogan
Harvey Keitel Warren Block
Don Cheadle Pierce
James Cromwell Gordon Knapp
Sam Elliott Congressman Tom Raskob
John Diehl Colonel Cascio
Norman Lloyd Secretary Swenson
Bill Smitrovich General Stark
Doris Belack Mrs. Johnson
Cynthia Ettinger Betty Black
Tommy Hinkley Sgt. Collins
Grant Heslov Navigator
Technical Credits
Stephen Frears Director
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Walter Bernstein Producer, Screenwriter, Teleplay
George Clooney Executive Producer
Ed Green Sound/Sound Designer
Barbara Miller Score Composer, Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Park Producer
Pamela Oas Williams Executive Producer
Laura Ziskin Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fail Safe
1. Walter Cronkite Intro [:49]
2. Wakeup Alarm [2:39]
3. The War Room [1:52]
4. Father and Son [1:46]
5. Unidentified Aircraft [3:16]
6. Winning Nuclear War [3:40]
7. Fail-Safe Point [3:09]
8. Orders Transmitted [3:08]
9. Briefing the President [3:39]
10. Fighter Pursuit [4:07]
11. Accident-Prone [3:11]
12. Debating Options [3:58]
13. Hot Line Activated [4:46]
14. Russian Aircraft [3:25]
15. Failed Contact [4:48]
16. Asking a Great Deal [2:12]
17. Direct Orders [2:43]
18. Sharing Secret [4:05]
19. The President's Decision [4:08]
20. Change in Command [5:33]
21. Airborne Blast [4:17]
22. Essentials in New York [3:19]
23. Responsible [2:40]
24. The End of Two Cities [3:06]
25. Coda and End Credits [3:54]
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