Drama | English | 94 minutes
Group Captain Lionel Mandrake is informed by the crazy American officer General Jack Ripper that he has issued an order to preemptively attack Russian strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The U.S. President and a deranged Dr. Stranglove, a nuclear scientists, contact the Soviet leader hoping they can avert the destruction of the world. Dr. Strangelove urges the President to gather several hundred people in a underground shelter, at a 10:1 female-to-male ratio, for a breeding program to repopulate the world. The nuclear attack commences accompanied by Vera Lynn’s rendition of the song, “We’ll Meet Again.”
Why Stream This Film?
“Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant Cold War satire remains as funny and razor-sharp today as it was in 1964.” – Rotten Tomatoes Consensus
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 98%
- Metacritic Score: 97
- Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter Sellers); Best Screenplay (Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, Terry Southern)
- New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Winner, Best Director (Stanley Kubrick); Nominated, Best Film; Best Screenplay (Peter George, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern)
- Dr. Strangelove was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
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Kubrick’s success with DR. STRANGELOVE is based on his knowledge that no matter good your story, nobody is going to listen unless it is well told. Kubrick also appreciates that a serious point may be far more devastating if made with humor rather than earnestness.
Age has not withered the queasy nightmare of Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear holocaust satire, starring Peter Sellers at the peak of his powers.
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