Fail Safe (2000)

Director
Stephen Frears

Main cast
Walter Cronkite; Richard Dreyfuss; Noah Wyle; Brian Dennehy; Sam Elliott

Genres
Drama, Thriller

Description
Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.


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