Fail Safe

Home > Television > F > Fail Safe


Walter Cronkite

George Clooney

Noah Wyle

Brian Dennehy

All Cast & Crew >>

Adaptation of the 1962 novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick, in which Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow, due to a transmission blunder. The President and U.S. military leaders must take drastic measures to save the world.

Colonel Jack Grady, a U.S. Air Force bomber pilot, is assigned with co-pilot Pierce, to what he imagines to be another routine flight. At the same time, in the Omaha Room, Colonels Bogan and Cascio and Gordon Knapp, one of the developers of the computer defense systems, are giving a tour of the facility to Congressman Tom Raskob. Bogan points out an unidentified object on the radar... Full Summary >>