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

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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Peter Sellers Peter Sellers
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley / Dr. Strangelove
George C. Scott George C. Scott
Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson
Sterling Hayden Sterling Hayden
Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn Keenan Wynn
Col. 'Bat' Guano
Slim Pickens Slim Pickens
Maj. 'King' Kong
Peter Bull Peter Bull
Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky
James Earl Jones James Earl Jones
Lt. Lothar Zogg
Tracy Reed Tracy Reed
Miss Scott


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Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick
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Terry Southern Terry Southern
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4 years, 11 months ago at Jun 12 22:48
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When I first saw this film 2 years ago, I saw it, I thought about it for a second, and I thought it was good, but I didn't understand why it was so universally loved. Really high on IMDB's Top 250 list, has a near perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, put high on a few of AFI's lists, and at the top of many people's and critic's all time favorite films. So I got to thinking, why was it so well loved?<... read more

Love the bomb.

9 years, 1 month ago at Mar 31 15:01
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There is no doubt in my mind that Peter Sellers made this movie. And what a movie!

Sellers plays several characters in this film, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley and of course Dr. Strangelove. Each not only showed an amazing command of various accents, English, American and German in that order; but highlighted just exactly why Seller's was one of the greate... read more

Brilliant satirical comedy about the Col

10 years, 7 months ago at Oct 20 19:48
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Not having grown up in the black & white era, I can't say I'm normally a fan of old classics, yet this movie compelled me. It's one of the most satirical black comedy I've ever seen, dealing with a topic that was very sensitive to people at the time; Nuclear War with the USSR.

It centres around a US General that has lost his sanity and single-handedly issues a code to all the B-... read more
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Description: Convinced that the Russians have infiltrated America's "vital essence," the crazed General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) gives the go code to the 843rd bomb wing to attack Russia, setting in motion a series of darkly hilarious vignettes involving gung-ho soldiers, wacky generals, spying Russians, drunken premiers, battles with soda machines, fights in the War Room, and the Russians' top-secret Doomsday Machine. Shot in black and white, the film has three main centers of action: one of the B-52 bombers, on which a group of loyal men know they are about to start World War III; Burpelson Air Force Base, where Group Cap ... (more)
Release date: 29 January 1964
UPC: 043396017290
Tags: Comedy (60), War (50), Satire (42), Cold War (34), 1960s (29), Black Comedy (25), 1964 (25), Classic (19), Kubrick (13), Military (13), UK (12), Nuclear (11), Black And White (11), Paranoia (10), Atomic Bomb (10), Cult (9), Usa (7), Black & White (7), Peter Sellers (6), Bomb (6)
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