Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove

Stanley Kubrick

  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
    Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
    Release Date: Wed 29 Jan 1964
  • PG
  • 95


This BAFTA Award-winning (Best Film) title is a black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse. Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic generals - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) and Joint Chief of Staff "Buck" Turgidson (George C. Scott) - trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers), a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man's future. The President is helpless to stop the bombers, as is Captain Mandrake (also played by Sellers), the only man who can stop them...