The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a limited nuclear exchange in this film with a scenario similar to Fail-Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Originally a made for cable movie, it concentrates on the relationship between a veteran pilot and his female co-pilot and the president's attempt to wrest control away from a war-mongering successor.
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Four People. Three Minutes. Two Choices. One Chance For Survival.
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The differences between this television adaptation and its source novel are summarised by the Wikipedia website which states that there are two major differences between the story of its source novel and this filmed tele-movie adaptation. It says: "The first being that the crisis in the novel is started by a deliberate Soviet attack to counter the US military buildup with which they are unable to compete" and "the other major difference in the film is in the romantic subplot between Moreau [Rebecca De Mornay
] and Cassidy [Powers Boothe
], which is absent from the book, the characters themselves actually mocking the idea of such a relationship between them". See more
The computer readout shows data about the first nuclear detonation. It states that the yield was 500 000 Megatons. The largest detonation in human history was the Soviet "Tsar Bomba" at 50 MT, an unusually large demonstration device. 500 000 MT would be more than the combined yield of all weapons on Earth. See more
[President talking of the incompetent acting president
We got Alice in one plane and the mad hatter in another.
References Cool Hand Luke
KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF
Written by Dan Baird
Performed by The Georgia Satellites
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