Command and Control (film)

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Command and Control
Command and Control (film).png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Kenner
Produced by Robert Kenner
Melissa Robledo
Mark Samels
Eric Schlosser
Screenplay by Robert Kenner
Eric Schlosser
Based on Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
by Eric Schlosser
Music by Mark Adler
Cinematography Paul Goldsmith
Jay Redmond[1]
Edited by Kim Roberts
Release date
  • April 17, 2016 (2016-04-17)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Command and Control is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Robert Kenner and based on the 2013 non-fiction book of the same name by Eric Schlosser.[2] It was released initially in the United States at the Tribeca Film Festival and then in the United Kingdom at the Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 11, 2016.[3] It is based on the 1980 Damascus Titan missile explosion in Damascus, Arkansas between September 18–19, 1980. The film aired on the PBS network series American Experience on January 10, 2017.[4][5]


It received a score of 78% on Metacritic.[6]

Film facts[edit]

Parts of the film were filmed at the Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley, Arizona.


  1. ^ "Tribeca Film Festival". 17 April 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Command and Control - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival". Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sheffield Doc/Fest: Sheffield International Documentary Festival". Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "American Experience - Command and Control". PBS. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Fischer, Terry (January 27, 2016). "Pipeline 2016: Our Annual Survey of National Programs Coming to Public TV". Current. American University School of Communication. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Command and Control Metacritic listing" ( Metacritic. Accessed 24 September 2016.

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