Fail-Safe

(1964)

Overview

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric vision of the future with a Cold War backdrop.

  1. Walter Bernstein

    Screenplay

  2. Harvey Wheeler

    Novel

  3. Eugene Burdick

    Novel

  4. Sidney Lumet

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    The President

  2. Walter Matthau

    Walter Matthau

    Prof. Groeteschele

  3. Fritz Weaver

    Fritz Weaver

    Col. Cascio

  4. Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman

    Buck

  5. Frank Overton

    Frank Overton

    Gen. Bogan

Full Cast & Crew

Fail-Safe
Fail-Safe

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 7, 1964
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget -

Revenue -

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100

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