• From director
    Robert Kenner
  • Based on the
    best-selling book by
    Eric Schlosser

A New York Times Critic's Pick

“Lots of documentaries these days will tell you to be afraid, very afraid, but few will scare you as coolly and convincingly as Command and Control." - Los Angeles Times

"Riveting and dismaying…equal parts history lesson, cautionary tale, and nerve-rattling thriller." - Variety

“Combines Cold War-era thriller with post-apocalyptic nightmare…this one will stay with you for days” – Rolling Stone

“Nerve-melting and riveting!” - Entertainment Weekly

“Masterfully constructed! As white-knuckle suspenseful as any movie you are likely to see this year.” - Art Forum

A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in our arsenal, an incident which ignites a series of feverish efforts to avoid a deadly disaster. Directed by Robert Kenner (FOOD, INC.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (FAST FOOD NATION), COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Eyewitness accounts — from the man who dropped the socket, to the man who designed the warhead, to the Secretary of Defense— chronicle nine hours of terror that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima.