Actors: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Fail Safe (1964)|
|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.
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.
--Matthew W. Kresal, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Fail Safe (1964)|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Time/Era of Movie:
- managing/preventing conflict with other nations
- Air Force
- near future war
- politician/elected ruler
- short/standard straight (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Black)
- (man) short/standard straight
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- a deadline
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- non-gory references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 5 ()
Kind of violence:
- air battles
Unusual forms of death
Check here if B&W
- Occasional swearing
Lot of special effects?
Kinds of F/X
- exploding vehicles
- exploding bombs
If this is a kid's movie...
- Ages 10-15
Is this movie based on a
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