Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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1964 satirical film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Tells the story of an insane American General Jack D. Ripper, who starts a nuclear war with the Soviet Union in order to stop a supposed Communist conspiracy to put fluoride in the water supply, thereby threatening our "precious bodily fluids". The Soviets are in possesion of a "doomsday machine", which would automatically detect any nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, and destroy all life on earth. The only person who can save the world is Dr. Strangelove, the former Nazi who heads the U.S. weapons research program.

The film stars Peter Sellers, who plays multiple parts, including Dr. Strangelove. Sellers was also to have played the B-52 bomber captain, but an injury during filming prevented him from doing so. The part was played by Slim Pickens, who gives perhaps his most memorable performance. Also appearing in the film are George C. Scott and James Earl Jones.

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