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Summary: Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker, the film features an array of important international statesmen, including President Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. It makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today. (Magnolia Pictures)
Runtime: 91 min
Rating: Rated PG for thematic material, images of destruction and incidental smoking.
Production: Participant Media
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 23, 2010
Director Credit
Lucy Walker Director
Cast Credit
Alexander Glaser Himself
Bruce Blair Himself
F.W. de Klerk Himself
Graham Allison Himself
James Baker III Himself
Jimmy Carter Himself
Joseph Cirincione Himself
Matthew Bunn Himself
Mike Chinoy Himself
Pascal Fias Himself
Richard Burt Himself
Richard Cizik Himself
Thomas D'Agostino Himself
Tony Blair Himself
Zbigniew Brzezinski Himself
Producer Credit
Abbie Hurewitz Field Producer: New York City
Andrew Evans Field Producer: London
Brennan Rees Associate Producer
Bruce Blair Executive Producer
Diane Weyermann Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Jianbo Zhou Field Producer: Beijing
Lawrence Bender Producer
Lisa Remington Co-Producer
Marianna Yarovskaya Field Producer: Moscow
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