PG | | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Many scenes were filmed at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, NE.
For more than a year, ominous rumors had been privately circulating among high-level Western leaders that the Soviet Union had been at work on what was darkly hinted to be the ultimate weapon: a doomsday device. Intelligence sources traced the site ...
Gen Ripper says his entire wing of 34 B52s are on airborne alert. Only a proportion of a wing's aircraft would be on such alert. It would not be possible to keep an entire wing on such an alert.
The screenplay title is incorrectly spelled. It reads: 'Base' on the book "Red Alert" by Peter George. This is pointed out on the DVD supplement about the making of the film.
DEM 135,694 (West Germany) (24 December 1987)
$275,902 (USA) (31 December 1994)
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