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Sidney Lumet

Starring Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Ed Binns, Fritz Weaver and Henry Fonda, "Fail-Safe" (also known as "A prova di errore", "Angriffsziel Moskau", "Fail Safe - Feuer wird vom Himmel fallen") is a Drama/Science Fiction/Thriller/War film directed by Sidney Lumet, and written by Walter Bernstein (screenplay), released on October 07 of 1964 in the USA.

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Who is the director of "Fail-Safe":

Fail-Safe was directed by Sidney Lumet, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before Fail-Safe, Sidney Lumet had directed The Pawnbroker, released in 1964, Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962), The Fugitive Kind (1959), That Kind of Woman (1959), Stage Struck (1958), and 12 Angry Men (1957). Since, he directed The Group, released in 1966, The Deadly Affair (1966), Bye Bye Braverman (1968), The Sea Gull (1968), The Appointment (1969), and Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970).

When was "Fail-Safe" released:

Fail-Safe was first released on Wednesday, October 07, 1964, in the United States. Also released on this day was The Outrage (dir. Martin Ritt). This was fifty-five (55) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, March 19, 1965 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "Fail-Safe":

At the casting of Fail-Safe we find Dan O'Herlihy, previously seen in The Cabinet of Caligari (1962) and One Foot in Hell (1960); Walter Matthau (Ensign Pulver (1964), Charade (1963)); Frank Overton (To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Posse from Hell (1961)) [ more... ]

  • Hildy Parks and Larry Hagman, Russell Hardie also appeared in The Group, released in 1966.
  • William Hansen and Walter Matthau can be seen in The Laughing Policeman, released in 1973.
  • Louise Larabee and Walter Matthau also worked together in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, released in 1974.
  • Dana Elcar and Fritz Weaver also appeared together in The Maltese Bippy, released in 1969.

What is the Storyline of "Fail-Safe":

During the early 1960s, Cold War tensions existing between the United States and the Soviet Union are heightened. An accidental thermonuclear first-strike attack by a group of United States Vindicator bombers (Convair B-58 Hustler aircraft) are launched in a mission against Moscow (the capital of what was then the Soviet Union).

Amidst an ordinary tour for VIPs at the U.S. headquarters of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) in Omaha, Nebraska, an alert is initiated when SAC radar indicates an intrusion [...]

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