Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

8.25 / Rated by 6 people

94 min.
Plot  United States Air Force Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) is commander of Burpelson Air Force Base, which houses the Strategic Air Command 843rd Bomb Wing, equipped with B-52 bombers. The 843rd is currently in-flight on airborne alert, a few hours from the Soviet border.

General Ripper orders his executive officer, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) of the UK Royal Air Force, to put the base on alert. Ripper also issues "Wing Attack Plan R" to the patrolling aircraft, one of which is commanded by Major T. J. "King" Kong (Slim Pickens). All of the aircraft commence an attack flight on Russia and set their radios to allow communications only through the CRM 114 discriminator, which is programmed to accept only communications preceded by a secret three-letter code known only to General Ripper.

Mandrake discovers that no war order has been issued by the Pentagon and tries to stop Ripper, who locks them both in his office. Ripper tells Mandrake ...



George C. Scott
General Buck Turgidson
Sterling Hayden
Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn
Colonel Bat Guano
Slim Pickens
Major T. J. "King" Kong
Peter Bull
Soviet Ambassador Alexei de Sadeski
James Earl Jones
Lieutenant Lothar Zogg
Tracy Reed
Miss Scott
Shane Rimmer
Capt. Ace Owens
Peter Sellers
Group Captain Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley / Dr. Strangelove


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