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Can you tell me movies in which the world risks an apocalypse because the president of the USA launches nuclear strikes from the nuclear football?

Asked by luigirovatti (2806points) September 27th, 2021

For example, “Terminator Genisys” almost does it in a scene.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Doctor Strangelove.

mazingerz88's avatar

Not a movie but a TV series.

Forever_Free's avatar

@Tropical_Willie I LOVED that book and movie!

Zaku's avatar

There’s an episode of the TV show Madam Secretary a bit like that.

filmfann's avatar

The Dead Zone

filmfann's avatar

In Strangelove, Fail Safe, and World War III, the football isn’t used.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

The only ones I can think of have already been mentioned. Fail Safe and Dr. Strangelove. I think Strangelove was intended as a Fail Safe spoof, but took on a life of its own and became a cult classic.

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