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.
When Gen. Turgidson is in the War Room, the notebook binder in front of him has the rather ominous title of "World Targets in Mega Deaths."
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 ...
When General Ripper issues the attack plan he calls it "attack plan R, R as in Robert." The correct phonetic alphabet for "R" is "Romeo." Later, on the B-52, the correct term is used.
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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