- Original title
- Running time
- 111 min.
- United States
Walter Bernstein, Peter George. Novel: Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler
Gerald Hirschfeld (B&W)
Dan O'Herlihy, Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Larry Hagman, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Frieda Altman, Sorrell Booke, Russell Hardie, William Hansen, John Connell, Russell Collins, See 7 More
Thriller. Drama. War | Nuclear Holocaust. Cold War
- Synopsis / Plot
- A technical malfunction in the Pentagon's strategic control system causes an erroneous order to be sent to a B-58 squadron on a routine training mission instructing the bombers to fly beyond their fail safe distance. At this point the flight crew are trained to cease communications and prepare to fulfill their objective by bombing Moscow. As the planes near their target, the crisis deepens and together the Americans and Soviets decide on a final, desperate solution.
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