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Dr Strangelove Or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb

Kubrick's 1964 political comedy fast became a classic, satirising the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Slim Pickens, the film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick and is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert (1958).

The story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the United States, his advisers, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. It separately follows the crew of one B-52 bomber as they try to deliver their payload.

Film Information

Running Time: 1hr 35mins

BBFC Advice: PG

Director(s): Stanley Kubrick

Country of Origin: UK

Year of release:

Language(s): English

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