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Fail Safe

Fail Safe

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, April 09, 2000 10.3 16 2
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  • Season: 1999-2000
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Political Piece, Suspense/Thriller
  • Based On: Fail Safe written by H. Wheeler, E. Burdick
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick. In 1962 during the Cold War a U.S. bomber pilot who, because of a computer error, is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow. Tensions mount as the President desperately tries avoid the disaster, but unable to reach the pilot, he is forced to make a devastating decision in order to stop a nuclear war. As a homage to the early days of television, this production was broadcast live in black-and-white.


Production Company:

  • Maysville Pictures IAW Warner Bros. TV

Production Type:

  • Independent
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