Fail-Safe (1964)

6 mistakes

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Factual error: An Air Force crewmember is playing pool in the ready room. He hits a striped ball with his pool cue instead of the cue ball.


Factual error: When the pursuing fighter jets are supposed to start their engine afterburners, we instead see a short clip of them firing their air-to-air missiles.

Factual error: Many general officers are shown wearing 1/2 inch sleeve braids on their service coat. General Officers wear a 1 and 1/2 inch sleeve braids.


Factual error: Two mistakes. 1. A one star general is shown with the star worn near the edge of the epaulettes. It should be centered on the epaulette. 2. A four star general is shown with his cap showing two pairs of clouds on it. General officers wear three pairs of clouds.


Continuity mistake: There is only one bomber left in the air. Yet the SAC command center display shows three bombers. (01:37:30)


Factual error: Air Policemen that restrain the Colonel that is the General's aide are wearing officer insignia on their service cap, and they show enlisted "US" insignia on their collar. Both are wrong. They should wear enlisted insignia on the cap, and no collar insignias.


Gen. Stark: They're good men, we've seen to that. If their orders are attack, the only way you're going to stop them is to shoot them down.
Brigadier General Warren A. Black: We've got no alternative! This minute the Russians are watching their boards, trying to figure out what we're up to. If we can't convince them it's an accident we're trying to correct by any means, we're going to have something on our hands that nobody bargained for, and only a lunatic wants.

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