Fail Safe (1964) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau

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A computer error sebds a group of bombers armed with nuclear weapons towards Moscow. The President and various government officals race against time to convince the Russians that it's a mistake.
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And when the Russian's can't shoot down all of the bombers, The President makes a deal with the Russians: If Moscow is destroyed, then an American bomber will also destroy New York City.
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Script Analysis of Fail Safe (1964)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   managing/preventing conflict with other nations War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Air Force Specific to    -   near future war

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russia Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   warplane Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   air battles Unusual forms of death    -   radiation Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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