March 2, 2011, - March 2, 2011,
(Sidney Lumet, US 1964, 111 min.)
The Pentagon breaks out in a Cold War cold sweat when a glitch sends a group of Moscow-bound bombers past the point of no return. With a war-mongering civilian advisor (Matthau) at his ear, President Henry Fonda must decide whether to shoot down the planes or unleash World War III. As the not-so-funny flipside to Dr. Strangelove, Lumet’s taut thriller is gripping, intelligent, and still terrifyingly timely.