PG | | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
In the novel by Peter George the two H-bombs are named "Hi There!" and "Lolita". Two years earlier, Stanley Kubrick directed Lolita (1962). The graffiti on the second bomb is "Dear John". Slim Pickens once owned a horse named Dear John.
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 ...
During the final bombing run, a few times a reflection can be seen, making visible the glass of the airplane from which the background footage was shot.
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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