"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is a war room!"
In 1964, Stanley Kubrick dared to address the scary topics of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Cold War and the hydrogen bomb by making a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and played the situation for laughs.
Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining as it was on release.
U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people.
The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove (Sellers), a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man's future. The President is helpless to stop the bombers, as is Captain Mandrake (also played by Sellers), the only man who can stop them...
Running Time: 1hr 31mins
BBFC Advice: PG
Director(s): Stanley Kubrick
Country of Origin: UK & USA
Year of release: 1964
Language(s): English & Russian with English subtitles.
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