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

1964, Comedy, 1h 33m

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Stanley Kubrick's brilliant Cold War satire remains as funny and razor-sharp today as it was in 1964. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and it played the situation for laughs. 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.

Cast & Crew

Peter Sellers
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove
George C. Scott
Gen. "Buck" Turgidson
Keenan Wynn
Col. "Bat" Guano
Slim Pickens
Major T. J. "King" Kong
Peter Bull
Ambassador de Sadesky
Tracy Reed
Miss Scott
James Earl Jones
Lt. Lothar Zogg
Jack Creley
Mr. Staines
Frank Berry
Lt. H.R. Dietrich
Glenn Beck
Lt. W.D. Kivel
Shane Rimmer
Captain G. A. "Ace" Owens
Paul Tamarin
Lt. B. Goldberg
Gordon Tanner
General Faceman
Robert O'Neil
Admiral Randolph
Laurence Herder
Burpelson AFB Defense Team member
John McCarthy
Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member
Hal Galili
Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member
Sterling Hayden
Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriter
Terry Southern
Screenwriter
Peter George
Screenwriter
Victor Lyndon
Associate Producer
Leon Minoff
Executive Producer
Laurie Johnson
Original Music
Gilbert Taylor
Cinematographer
Anthony Harvey
Film Editing
Ken Adam
Production Design
Peter Murton
Art Director
Stuart Freeborn
Makeup Artist
Barbara Ritchie
Hair Stylist
Clifton Brandon
Production Manager
Eric Rattray
Assistant Director
Leslie Hodgson
Sound Editor
Ray Lovejoy
Assistant Editor
Kelvin Pike
Camera Operator
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  • May 05, 2016
    I don't really understand why this movie is called "Dr. Strangelove" as the character of Dr. Strangelove only appears in a few minutes in the actual movie. But with that cast aside I must say that this was a very entertaining movie. I can see myself in the future watching this movie a couple more times, just to get off a few hours of my time. Stanley Kubrick have always been very good at getting the audience to care about, not only the stories, but the character's as well. And while this movie doesn't have a whole lot of characters, it still has a few that we can find enjoyment in. Peter Sellars is really good in this movie as he takes on the hard job of playing three very different characters in the movie, but out of all of them, I must say that Dr. Strangelove was the weirdest of them and the proud Englisman Lionel Mandrake was the most enjoyable one of them. He is joined by a rich supporting cast who helps the movie along, but in the end, it is Sellars and Kubrick's movie. A very entertaining and great movie.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2015
    Dr. Strangelove has a dated yet classic 50s/60s feel to the filmmaking and acting, and it also has timeless comedic appeal. Perhaps the degree of its humor has increased, since what was absurd then seems even more so now. The action moves along and switches between the three locations, without going on (much) too long in any scene. The length of the film is just right -- perfect for a laugh on a Saturday afternoon.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2013
    Strangelove is a madcap ride through the irrational nature of the Cold War. Sellers is his usual marvelous self. It is stupidity revealed.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2013
    Considered a classic comedy this is actually a terrifying satire which made me feel quite uncomfortable watching it. Kubrick uses the ridiculousness of the characters to highlight the absurdity of war but you never get the impression that what is occuring is so far off the mark that it couldn't actually happen. Sellers is brilliant in his three roles and actually plays it straight for two of them (Mandrake and The President) which makes his performances all the more powerful. The film actually flags a bit when he's not involved and it's a shame that he never got to play Major Kong too as the scenes in the bomber, whilst realistic, are a little dull. Kubrick's decision to cut the custard pie fight at the end may have been wise in order to keep the cutting edge of the film but it means that the whole thing feels a little unfinished. Maybe, however, that is the point and the audience is left to feel the consequences. It's not the most 'immediate' Kubrick film I've seen and I think I'll have to see it again to fully appreciate it but there's no doubting its impact.
    David S Super Reviewer

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