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Fail-Safe

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Cast
Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, William Hansen, Russell Hardie, Russell Collins, Sorrell Booke, Nancy Berg
Released
1964
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USAF Col. Grady asks his copilot Thomas, “Nervous?” (0:35)

Congressman Raskop tells USAF Bogan, “I’d be a nervous wreck.” (0:39)

Gen. “Blackie” Warren tells the others, “If we can’t convince them it’s an accident that we’re trying to correct by any means, we’re going to have something on our hands that nobody bargained for, and only a lunatic wants.” (0:46)

Man: “Maybe someone went berserk.” (0:51)

Black: “Maybe they think that even capitalists aren’t that insane, to want to kill after they themselves have been killed.”
Professor Groeteschele, referring to Marxists: ”They are not motivated by human emotion such as rage and pity...” (0:45)

Interpreter Buck translates the Russian Premiers question for the U.S. President: “Are the planes being flown by crazy men?” (1:01)

Cascio tells the others, referring to the President: “He has long been aware that Gen. Bogan is mentally unbalanced and has warned me to observe him closely. The negotiations that Gen. Bogan has been conducting with the enemy are the acts of a lunatic.”
Bogan tells Raskob, ”Anyone could crack under the strain.” (1:26)

A general tells Defense Secretary Swenson, “All you’d produce is panic.” (1:41)

Movie poster: Mondo Cane (1:49)

Gen. Black kills himself. (1:49)