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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Episode #45

Columbia Pictures Corporation released Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb to theaters on January 29, 1964. Stanley Kubrick directs the film which stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

Dr. Strangelove Movie Summary

Jack D. Ripper is an Airforce General with his finger on the button and a head full of conspiracies. He launches a preemptive nuclear attack on the Soviets by using a special attack plan reserved for retaliation against the Russians should the White House be taken out, Wing Attack Plan R.

General Ripper’s executive officer, British officer Captain Lionel Mandrake, tries to reason with Ripper and convince him to call off the attack. But Mandrake’s feckless British propriety is no match for Ripper’s paranoia. And Ripper proceeds, convinced that the Soviets are out to rob Americans of the vitality of the precious bodily fluids through the fluoridation of the water supply.

Meanwhile, Major Kong pilots a bomber plane near Russia when Wing Attack Plan R is ordered. They immediately move on their target and look to drop some nukes on Russian soil.

Merkin Muffley, President of the United States, hears the news and meets with his advisors in the war room in the Pentagon. His chief military advisor, General Buck Turgidson, tells the President that the planes are on their way to bomb the Soviets, that their radios have been turned off and can only be accessed with a certain code …

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Columbia Pictures Corporation released Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb to theaters on January 29, 1964. Stanley Kubrick directs the film which stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

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  1. Will there be any more Kubrick films on the list? Was surprised when Patrick and Matt said they didn’t like 2001 in the Star Wars review. that film deserves all its accolades imo. Also a big fan of Barry Lyndon.

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