Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Paranoid Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper of Burpelson Air Force Base, believing that fluoridation of the American water supply is a Soviet plot to poison the U.S. populace, is able to deploy through a back door mechanism a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union without the knowledge of his superiors, including the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Buck Turgidson, and President Merkin Muffley. Only Ripper knows the code to recall the B-52 bombers and he has shut down communication in and out of Burpelson as a measure to protect this attack. Ripper's executive officer, RAF Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (on exchange from Britain), who is being held at Burpelson by Ripper, believes he knows the recall codes if he can only get a message to the outside world. Meanwhile at the Pentagon War Room, key persons including Muffley, Turgidson and nuclear scientist and adviser, a former Nazi named Dr. Strangelove, are discussing measures to stop the attack or mitigate its blow-up into an all ...

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Terry Southern (screenplay), Peter George (screenplay), Peter George (based on the book: "Red Alert" by)
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy
Year: 1964
MetaScore: 97/100
ImdbRating: 8.4
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 29 Jan 1964
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 7 nominations.


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Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake - Peter Sellers
Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson - George C. Scott
Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper - Sterling Hayden
Col. 'Bat' Guano - Keenan Wynn
Maj. 'King' Kong - Slim Pickens
Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky - Peter Bull
Lt. Lothar Zogg - James Earl Jones
Miss Scott - Tracy Reed
Mr. Staines - Jack Creley
Lt. H.R. Dietrich - Frank Berry
Adm. Randolph - Robert O'Neil
Lt. Kivel (as Glen Beck) - Glenn Beck
Frank - Roy Stephens
Capt. 'Ace' Owens - Shane Rimmer
Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member - Hal Galili
Lt. Goldberg - Paul Tamarin
Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member - Laurence Herder
Gen. Faceman - Gordon Tanner
Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member - John McCarthy
War Room Aide - Peter Evans
War Room Aide - Chick Fowles
War Room Aide - Victor Harrington
Computer Room Officer - Bill Hibbert
War Room Aide - George Holdcroft
War Room Aide - Fred Machon
General in War Room - Joe Phelps
War Room Aide - Peter Roy
Advisor in War Room - Jeff Silk
War Room Aide - Reg Thomason
Mandrake' aide - Burnell Tucker