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7th Dec '17 1:13:51 PM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/BouleEtBill'': In one gag, Boule paints the family phone red. His father tries to use it, only to hear two people holding up the line asking about the weather in Moscow and Washington. He yells at them, then hears a knock on the door... and sees a CIA and KGB agent waiting to ask him some questions.
23rd Jun '17 7:06:31 AM JackG
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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs'' (1966). The InvisiblePresident is only an [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ]]-sounding voice on the hotline to Colonel Benson, always [[IncomingHam preempted by the strains]] of "Hail to the Chief".
31st May '17 9:57:44 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' Season 6.

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31st May '17 9:57:17 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/DrStrangelove'': Not actually the Moscow-Washington line, but rather an ordinary phone. Which is even worse. Considering the nature of the [[CasualDangerDialog ensuing]] [[SeinfeldianConversation conversation]], as well as the [[BlackComedy entire film itself]], that is very, ''very'' likely intentional.
* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr. Strangelove'') probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.



* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. Mother is the head of The Ministry, a top secret British intelligence agency. He has a red phone on his office that connects directly to the British Prime Minister.



* ''Film/DrStrangelove'': Not actually the Moscow-Washington line, but rather an ordinary phone. Which is even worse. Considering the nature of the [[CasualDangerDialog ensuing]] [[SeinfeldianConversation conversation]], as well as the [[BlackComedy entire film itself]], that is very, ''very'' likely intentional.
* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr. Strangelove'') probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.



* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. Mother is the head of The Ministry, a top secret British intelligence agency. He has a red phone on his office that connects directly to the British Prime Minister.



* The TV series ''Series/YesMinister'' poked fun at the prosaic realities of the hotline - the phone only goes to a Kremlin switchboard... and the operator doesn't speak English.



* Seen in the revival series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', at 10 Downing Street.
** In "The Impossible Astronaut", River comments that the functions within the souped-up spacesuit have a communication suite that links up directly to the highest authority it can find, giving the little girl [[spoiler:(River as a child)]] a hotline to the White House.
** In "The Day of the Doctor" we're shown the Space-Time Telegraph, a gift from The Doctor to Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and left for his daughter, Kate, which gives a direct hotline in times of crisis to the TARDIS, or from the TARDIS to the Black Archives. (In the classic series it was mentioned but not seen at the end of "Revenge of the Cybermen" and beginning of "Terror of the Zygons".)

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree "World War Three"]]: The Slitheen are thrilled to find
the revival series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', at 10 Downing Street.
stereotypical bright red phone on the Prime Minister's desk.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut", Astronaut"]], River comments that the functions within the souped-up spacesuit have a communication suite that links up directly to the highest authority it can find, giving the little girl [[spoiler:(River as a child)]] a hotline to the White House.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor" Doctor"]] we're shown the Space-Time Telegraph, a gift from The the Doctor to Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and left for his daughter, Kate, which gives a direct hotline in times of crisis to the TARDIS, or from the TARDIS to the Black Archives. (In the classic series it was mentioned but not seen at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen "Revenge of the Cybermen" Cybermen"]] and beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons "Terror of the Zygons".)Zygons"]].)
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E8TheLieOfTheLand "The Lie of the Land"]]: The bright red phone turns up again on the desk of the Monks' most loyal servant, the BrainwashedAndCrazy [[spoiler:Doctor]].


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* The TV series ''Series/YesMinister'' poked fun at the prosaic realities of the hotline - the phone only goes to a Kremlin switchboard... and the operator doesn't speak English.
15th May '17 3:15:01 PM WillKeaton
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow-Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Except it's not like that in real life]], and never was. Beginning operation in 1963, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow-Washington_hotline Moscow-Washington Hotline]], Hotline,]] colloquially known as the "Red Phone", is designed to relay text originally via Teletype, then fax machine, nowadays a secure fiber-optic line through which emails are exchanged because of the possibility that speech could be misinterpreted (a voice link was tested in the 70's but dropped); each side writes in their own language, which is then translated and both versions are given to whichever leader. Also, the Hotline connects the Pentagon to what was then the Communist Party leadership across the street from the Kremlin; it's not a direct link between the White House and Kremlin itself. During the height of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the line was tested hourly, often using poetry. The Hotline is still in use today, still not a phone.
23rd Dec '16 6:39:08 PM Zeiss
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* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a few months earlier) probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.

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* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a few months earlier) ''Dr. Strangelove'') probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.
23rd Dec '16 6:30:21 PM Zeiss
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* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a just few months earlier) probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.

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* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a just few months earlier) probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.
23rd Dec '16 8:18:23 AM Zeiss
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%%* ''Film/FailSafe''



* ''Film/FailSafe'' (1964, the same year as ''Dr Strangelove'', but a just few months earlier) probably is the primary inspiration for the common (mis)perception of the White-House-to-The-Kremlin hotline being distinctive telephones for direct talks between the 2 leaderships.



* The Creator/TomClancy novel ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'' (and TheFilmOfTheBook) shows the text-based Hot Line in action. It also shows how the operators tested the Hot Line back in the day: with poetry.

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* The Creator/TomClancy novel ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'' (and TheFilmOfTheBook) shows the a more realistic text-based Hot Line in action. It also shows how the operators tested the Hot Line back in the day: with poetry.
8th Oct '16 8:31:59 PM FordPrefect
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* The live-action ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show had a hotline connecting Commissioner Gordon's office to Bruce Wayne's study (Of course, Gordon didn't know where Batman's end of the line was located).

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* The live-action ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show had a hotline connecting Commissioner Gordon's office to Bruce Wayne's study (Of (of course, Gordon didn't know where Batman's end of the line was located).
8th Oct '16 8:31:26 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/OurManFlint''. Lloyd Cramden, head of the agency Z.O.W.I.E. (Zonal Organization for World Intelligence and Espionage) has a red phone that he uses to communicate with the President of the United States.
* In the MadeForTVMovie ''The Trial of Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' Daredevil's FriendOnTheForce police captain has a direct line to call Daredevil.

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* ''Film/OurManFlint''. Lloyd Cramden, head of the agency Z.O.W.I.E. (Zonal Organization for World Intelligence and Espionage) Espionage), has a red phone that he uses to communicate with the President of the United States.
* In the MadeForTVMovie ''The Trial of Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', Daredevil's FriendOnTheForce police captain has a direct line to call Daredevil.
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