(February 21, 2007 - Burbank, CA) — Just in time for Father’s Day gift giving, Warner Home Video brings you "Fail Safe" on DVD on June 5, 2007. Oscar® Winner George Clooney ("Syriana," "Ocean’s Thirteen") and Emmy® nominated Noah Wyle ("ER," "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines") head an all-star cast in this tense and powerful Cold War thriller that was performed live on network TV in April 2000. Based on Sydney Lumet’s classic 1964 “Playhouse 90” presentation from the novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick, "Fail Safe" is priced to own at $19.97 SRP and has an order due date of May 1, 2007. An electrical malfunction prevents the Pentagon from stopping a pilot (Clooney) whose jet has been mistakenly ordered to drop nuclear bombs on Russia. Facing world nuclear annihilation, the American President (Oscar® Winner Richard Dreyfus) must choose between an all-out war, or the planned nuclear bombing of New York City as compensation. Wyle plays the skilled negotiator between the US and Russia. The all-star cast also includes Oscar-nominated Don Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda," "Ocean’s Eleven"), Oscar-nominated Harvey Keitel ("Bugsy," "The Piano"), Oscar-nominated James Cromwell ("Babe," "The Queen"), Emmy-nomiated Hank Azaria (“Huff,” “Tuesdays with Morrie”) and Emmy-nominated Sam Elliott ("Ghost Rider," "We Were Soldiers"). "Fail Safe" is directed by 2007 Oscar-nominee Stephen Frears ("The Queen") who also helmed such critically-acclaimed films as "The Grifters" and "Dangerous Liaisons." “We are very excited to release 'Fail Safe' on DVD,” said Tehya Kopp, WHV Executive Director, Special Interest Marketing. "This film boasts an incredible cast filled with critically-acclaimed talent who also has proven themselves at the box office. The fact that it was a live broadcast adds a unique element that makes this a must-have addition to the home entertainment libraries of fans of war films and historical dramas." With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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