Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop W...

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop W...

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop W...

SPECIAL EVENTS Stanley Kubrick's cold war comedy celebrates its 60th anniversary! More info

Paranoid Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) 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 (George C. Scott), and President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers). 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 (also Peter Sellers) (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 (also Peter Sellers), are discussing measures to stop the attack or mitigate its blow-up into an all ...

WINNER
New York Film Critics Circle - Best Director (Stanley Kubrick)
BAFTA - Best Film From Any Source, Best British Film, Best Art Direction (Ken Adam)
Writers Guild of America Awards - Best Written American Comedy
Hugo Awards - Best Dramatic Presentation
Belgian Film Critics Association - Grand Prix

Certified Fresh - Rotten Tomatoes

"Age has not withered that final queasy nightmare of the mushroom clouds, set to Vera Lynn's hopeful We'll Meet Again - underscoring how the certainties of the second world war ceased to hold their meaning in the nuclear age." - Guardian

"Nothing would seen to be farther apart than nuclear war and comedy, yet Kubrick's caper eloquently tackles a Fail-Safe subject with a light touch." - Variety

"Kubrick has shown before that he is a director of rare gifts. Dr. Strangelove brings them into full realization." - Hollywood Reporter

Rating: PG
Runtime: 95 mins
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, Tracy Reed

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