TSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3382 times:
While contemplating buying the 40th Anniversary DVD of Dr Strangelove I thought back to a movie about a nuclear strike I saw on TV in the late 70s but I can't remember the name.
Basically it went something like :
Bomber crew (most likely B-52) gets message to attack Soviet Union either deliberately or by mistake.
Bomber doesn't get or doesn't take notice of recall.
Penetrates defences (takes most of movie from memory) and ends up nuking Moscow I think.
In order to avert all out war US President agrees with Soviet Leader to nuke own US city (which I think is New York and not Washington) as "compensation" / "even the ledger".
Movie ends with another Bomber about to drop bomb on selected US city.