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Fail-Safe (1964)

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112 min | Drama, Thriller

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?
Writers
Walter Bernstein (screenplay) | Eugene Burdick (from the novel by) | Harvey Wheeler (from the novel by)
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Updated Sep 15, 1964

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Sep 15, 1964 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Dan O'Herlihy
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Walter Matthau
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Frank Overton
Gen. Bogan Gen. Bogan   See fewer
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Edward Binns
Col. Grady (as Ed Binns) Col. Grady (as Ed Binns)   See fewer
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Fritz Weaver
Col. Cascio Col. Cascio   See fewer
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Henry Fonda
The President The President   See fewer
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William Hansen
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Russell Hardie
Gen. Stark (as Russell Hardy) Gen. Stark (as Russell Hardy)   See fewer
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Sorrell Booke
Congressman Raskob Congressman Raskob   See fewer
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Nancy Berg
Ilsa Wolfe Ilsa Wolfe   See fewer
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John Connell
Thomas Thomas   See fewer
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Frank Simpson
Sullivan Sullivan   See fewer
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Hildy Parks
Betty Black Betty Black   See fewer
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Janet Ward
Mrs. Grady Mrs. Grady   See fewer
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Dom DeLuise
Sgt. Collins Sgt. Collins   See fewer
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Dana Elcar
Foster Foster   See fewer
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Stewart Germain
Mr. Cascio Mr. Cascio   See fewer
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Louise Larabee
Mrs. Cascio Mrs. Cascio   See fewer
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Frieda Altman
Jennie Jennie   See fewer
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Geri Miller
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Charles Tyner
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8 / 10 | 17,220 votes