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Fail Safe (Episode 46) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Hot Date

Release Date: 03/03/2017

It was an arms race at the 1964 box office between Fail Safe and the similarly themed Dr. Strangelove.  Stanley Kubrick pressured Columbia Pictures, the studio that owned both films, to release his film first.  As a result, Fail Safe, while critically  lauded, suffered under the indifference of a paying audience who thought they had already seen the definitive Cold War movie with Strangelove.  Little did they know how very different the two films were.  The sweaty, sobering, scary Fail Safe stars Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O'Herlihy, Frank Overton and Larry Hagman.  

Dan and Vicky gush over the film, their third Sidney Lumet feature.  They discuss the film's relevance in it's own time and how it plays just as relevant in a Trump USA.  As always, they catch us up on their recently watched.  Movies include John Wick 2, Hell and High Water, Florence Foster Jenkins, Krampus, 1980's semi-slasher Windows and the 1969 Russ Meyer classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.  There's lots of comedy too from the likes of Neal Brennan, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan and Jen Kirkman.  

With some great sixties music and a classic film on hand, Hot Date 46 is the BOMB.  Please leave us some feedback.