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.
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 ...
The Air Police Airmen shown are wearing their armbands on the right arm, these should be worn on the left.
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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