PG | | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
The band Muse based their "Time Is Running Out" music video on this movie.
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 the missile is tracked approaching the bomber, we see the radar screen with 6 concentric circles. As the first report comes in, the missile is just outside the 6th circle, and is reported at 60 miles away. The next report has it at the 5th circle and 50 miles away, so each circle must be an increment of 10 miles. However, when the missile is at the 2nd circle, it is stated to be only 10 miles away. Before it reaches the 1st circle and starts deflecting, it is said to be 7 miles away instead of greater than 10 miles.
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.
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