DVD - 2007
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The retelling of the classic Cold War doomsday thriller. A computer malfunction triggers the transmission of nuclear-attack codes to a U.S. bomber squadron. The orders are irreversible, the primary target is Moscow, and the President, his advisors and military leaders race time to head off global catastrophe. Recalling the adrenaline-rush of early TV drama, this movie was staged and telecast live in black-and-white, establishing an immediate sense of history unfolding.


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Feb 06, 2018

I watched parts of this when it first came out and was happy to finally be able to see the whole thing from beginning to end. I didn't find it to be a story without its loopholes but appreciate the urgency and sincerity of its message even if it is, in my opinion, a bit heavy handed.

Sep 10, 2016

This made-for-TV movie, a remake of the original 1964 drama directed by Sidney Lumet, is just as gripping and tense. The film is dialog-driven, so it is better than most modern action films. You will be on the edge of your seat, and it makes you think about our World today (for instance, the North Korean threat of nuclear missiles). Well worth watching! You won't regret it.

btmslt Apr 25, 2012

A somewhat realistic doomsday scenerio except for the president ordering the bombing of NYC. Even more realism might have been the US offering assistance to the USSR for the cleanup. I say this because in the film, our defences are obviously better then the military of the USSR so for them to attempt retailation would not make sense. The additional loss of innocent lifes could not possibly make up for the initial "mistake" and tragic loss of millions in Moscow. This film highlights the reason we need to be less dependent on technology. Unfortunately, that is not the current trend in our society.


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