Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
The World on The Brink of Accidental War -- UNFOLDING LIVE!
Did You Know?
The movie was performed on live television in black and white and required two sound stages on the Warner Brothers studio lot. Harvey Keitel
had to run between the two stages for some of his scenes. See more
General Bogan is wearing the Air Force Good Conduct ribbon. It is clearly visible, 4th row from the top, center ribbon. Even if this impossibility was correct, it would not be in the order shown and in a row just beneath the high decoration of the silver star. It is of a much lower order of distinction and would belong in the bottom row of ribbons. This Air Force version ribbon was instituted in 1963 to replace the old red/white Army ribbon. It would have been impossible for him to have earned it as an enlisted airman since this film takes place about the same time it was instituted, therefore its display is improper. See more
Referenced in Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'