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The unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military's chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union.

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Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 1011
Criterion collection ; 1011 DVD.
Cold War -- Fiction.
International relations -- Fiction.
Nuclear warfare -- Fiction.
Nuclear weapons -- Fiction.
Feature films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Columbia Pictures, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982, actor.
Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011, film director.
Matthau, Walter, actor.
O'Herlihy, Dan, 1919-2005, actor.
Overton, Frank, 1918-1967, actor.
DVD special edition.
1 videodisc (112 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital monophonic
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Other Title:
Fail safe
Fail-safe (Motion picture : 1964) [DVD].
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet; new interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nucklear paranoia and Cold War films; "Fail-safe revisited"; plus an essay by critic Bilge Ebiri.
Title from container.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O'herlihy, Frank Overton.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital monophonic.
For private home use only.
In English with English subtitles ; Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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