Fail Safe

Fail Safe
Fail Safe

Year

2000

Duration

86 minutes

Genres

Thriller

Language

English

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Synopsis

Set in the midst of the Cold War when nuclear war only ever seemed a heartbeat away, this powerful and still terrifyingly relevant movie tells the story of the kind of dreadful mistake that can claim millions of lives when the stakes are too high. Receiving word that a Soviet plane is about to attack America, the US President is advised that he must launch a nuclear strike in retaliation. Soon, however, it becomes clear that the "Soviet plane" was a case of mistaken identity - there is no attack. But by now, a group of American planes have already been told to head for Moscow to drop a nuclear bomb on the city, an act that will trigger all-out war...

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This film has a couple of uses of mild bad language, contains mild violence, and scary moments.

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