“Fail safe’ was in theatres this week in 1964. The movie gets better with age.
Maybe it’s because I’ve always lived in a world with nuclear weapons. Or maybe it’s just an intense movie. Or maybe both!
The story is this: Human and computer errors order US bombers to attack Moscow with nuclear weapons. The President tells the Strategic Air Command to help the USSR stop the planes.
It does not get any more intense than this movie, specially the telephone conversation between the President and the pilot of the lead bomber.
It’s one of those “must watch movies”. The story comes from a best seller that I have not, but will read: