Rent Fail-Safe on DVD


1964 Rated NR 1hr 52m

Director Sidney Lumet transforms the doomsday scenario played for laughs in Dr. Strangelove into a taut thriller. When a computer glitch sends a bomber crew on a suicide mission to Moscow, the U.S. president (Henry Fonda) agonizes over how to stop it. Will Fonda tell the Russians to shoot down the plane? Global thermonuclear war may hinge on his decision.

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Movie Details

  • Top 100 Thrills nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Chinese Simplified, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), Thai

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

making-of featurette