PG | | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
When the film was being developed as a drama, the working title was 'On the Edge of Destruction'
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 ...
Although the War Room is supposed to be in Washington, DC (or Arlington, Virginia to be a stickler), its telephones have British GPO 700-series telephone handsets.
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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