Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War
A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted?
During the encounter with the UFO over Hudson Bay, General Bogen (Frank Overton) states that the US had never been to condition red (DEFCON 2). This was not true - the US was at DEFCON 2 during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962. At the time the film was made, that was the only such example. The US also declared DEFCON 2 at the start of the Gulf War in 1991. The stated sequence of colors is correct - blue, green, yellow, red. Omitted is white, DEFCON 1 - imminent and all but unavoidable nuclear war.
I can hear the sound of explosions from the north east. The sky is very bright. All lit up.
In the pool game between the two older pilots in Anchorage, they are striking random balls, not the cue ball as the game would dictate.
[FINAL CREDIT]: The producers of this film wish to stress that it is the stated position of the Department of Defense and the United States Air Force that a rigidly enforced system of safeguards and controls insure that occurrences such as those depicted in this story cannot happen