PG | | Comedy, War
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Gen. Turgidson's first scene and Gen. Ripper's final scene take place in bathrooms.
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 ...
While checking the contents of his bailout kit, Slim Pickens removes his Colt 1911 pistol, cycles the slide and then pulls the trigger and drops the hammer. To do this without checking to see if the pistol is unloaded is an unforgivable breach of basic rules of safe firearms handling and would never be done by anyone with military training.
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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