PG | | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
The film led to actual changes in policy to ensure that the events depicted could never really occur in real life.
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 ...
The bomb bay doors on the B-52 were designed and lightly build so that if they failed to open bombs could still be dropped through them.
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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