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

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This landmark movie's madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time. show more

  • 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

  • Is ''Dr. Strangelove" Kubrick's best movie? Along with ''Paths of Glory," absolutely. show more

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