Fail-Safe - Special Edition (1964)
Genre Thriller
Studio Columbia / TriStar
Movie Release Date 1964
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 52 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
Henry Fonda President
Walter Matthau Groeteschele
Edward Burns
Larry Hagman Buck
Dan O'Herlihy Gen. Black
Frank Overton Gen. Bogan
Fritz Weaver Col. Cascio
Edward Binns Col. Grady
William Hansen Secretary Swenson
Russell Hardie Gen. Stark
Russell Collins Gordon Knapp
Ed Binns Col. Jack Grady
Director Sidney Lumet
Writer Walter Bernstein
Producer Max E. Youngstein
Director Stephen Frears
Writer Eugene Burdick
Producer Sidney Lumet
"Highly suspenseful!" -The New York Times

One of the greatest anti-war thrillers ever, Fail-Safe stars Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O'Herlihy, Larry Hagman and Fritz Weaver (in this film debut) as a group of military men on the verge of World War III.

When a military computer error deploys a squadron of SAC bombers to destroy Moscow, the American President (Fonda) tries to call them back. But their sophisticated fail-safe system prevents him from aborting the attack, so he must convince the Soviets not to retaliate. In desperation, the President offers to sacrifice an American city if his pilots succeed in their deadly mission over Moscow. A four-star techno-thriller that builds tension and suspense with every tick of the nuclear clock.
Exclusive Featurette: "Fail-Safe Revisited"
Director's Commentary
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Edition Details
Distributor Warner Brothers Home Video
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 043396054240
Region 2
Chapters 28
Release Date 31-Oct-00
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 B&W (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1