- Original title
- Running time
- 111 min.
- United States
Walter Bernstein (Novel: Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler)
Gerald Hirschfeld (B&W)
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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