• 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

Release Date: January 29th, 1964

DVD Release Date: September 10th, 1997

PG |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

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: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, Tracy Reed, James Earl Jones, Jack Creley

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Hawk Films

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Creative, 1950s, Pursuit, Witty, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    IGN

    Kubrick originally planned Dr. Strangelove as a straight drama. That he realized the absurdity of the whole thing is a testament to his intelligence; that he pulled it off so brilliantly is a testament to his talent. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Seen after 30 years, Dr. Strangelove seems remarkably fresh and undated - a clear-eyed, irreverant, dangerous satire. And its willingness to follow the situation to its logical conclusion - nuclear annihilation - has a purity that today's lily-livered happy-ending technicians would probably find a way around. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Baleful and brilliant, Dr. Strangelove; Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, will outrage a predictable percentage of the population and enthrall an even greater percentage. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Actor
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Winner British Art Direction: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Winner British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)