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After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

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Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Written by

Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay)
Terry Southern (Screenplay)
Peter George (Screenplay)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

The hot-line suspense comedy

Cast

Keywords

dark comedy cult film usa president general satire nuclear weapons cold war absurdism nuclear missile bomber pilot doomsday device ex nazi strategic air command war room

Photos

Lists

#57 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#48 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#39 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#26 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Stanley Kubrick

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Peter Sellers

Oscar nomination for Best Director Stanley Kubrick

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Stanley Kubrick Terry Southern Peter George