CAST
Peter Sellers-Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove
George C. Scott-General Turgidson
Sterling Hayden-Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn-Colonel "Bat" Guano
Slim Pickens-Major T.J. Kong
Peter Bull-Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky
James Earl Jones-Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, Bombardier
Tracy Reed-Miss Scott
Jack Creley-Mr. Staines
Frank Berry-Lieutenant H. R. Dietrich
Robert O'Neil-Admiral Randolph
Glenn Beck-Lieutenant W. D. Kivel
Roy Stephens-Frank
Shane Rimmer-Captain G.A. "Ace" Owens
Hal Galili-Burpelson Defense Team Member

PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION

 


VHS MOVIE FROM AMAZON.COM

 


DVD MOVIE (SPECIAL EDITION) FROM AMAZON.COM

 


DVD MOVIE (TWO DISC SPECIAL EDITION) FROM AMAZON.COM

 


MOVIE DOWNLOAD FROM AMAZON.COM

 


BOOK FROM AMAZON.COM

 


DR. STRANGELOVE - THE BOMB RUN MP3 DOWNLOAD FROM AMAZON.COM

 


 

Dr. Strangelove 1Dr. Strangelove 2Dr. Strangelove 3

Dr. Strangelove 4Dr. Strangelove 5Dr. Strangelove 6

 

Dr. Strangelove is a 1964 movie that was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is a black comedy whose story line is remarkably close to the much more serious movie Fail-Safe. Dr. Strangelove is based on the serious novel Red Alert by Peter George. Kubrick decided to turn the story into a comedy.

Peter Sellers plays three people in this film. He's Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley and German born scientist Dr. Strangelove.

The story shows the absurdities of the nuclear arms race and officials of both The United States and The Soviet Union are presented almost as comic caricatures of highly placed government bureaucrats.

The story opens with Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), Commanding General of Burpelson Air Force Base ordering his B52 bombers, which are at their fail safe points, to attack the Soviet Union. He then orders his base sealed off and all outside communications cut off.

Meanwhile, on board the B52 Leper Colony, Major Kong (Slim Pickens) is reading Playboy and napping when he's informed by the radio operator that they'd just gotten a message of their CRM-114 receiver that decoded as Wing Attack Plan R. At first the Major doesn't believe it but soon verifies the message himself.

One person to look for in the airplane scenes is James Earl Jones in his first movie role. He plays Lieutenant Luthar Zogg, the bombardier.

President Merkin Muffley meets with generals and other government officials in the War Room. One of the more interesting characters in the movie is Air Force General Buck Turgidson (George C. Scott). He admits to the president that, while there seems to be a slight flaw in Plan R, the plan itself is basically sound. He continues to defend the policies and procedures of the armed forces even while the planes are on their way toward the Soviet Union. He advises the president to send in even more planes since there doesn't seem to be any way of recalling the first group.

The president orders the army to attack Burpelson Air Force Base and to get General Ripper to call him. Since the base is on Condition Red, it is defended by security personnel against any and all attempts by any unit to gain entry to the base. General Ripper himself pulls a machine gun out of a golf bag and orders Group Captain Mandrake to help him repel the army attack. Mandrake, meanwhile, tries to get Ripper to tell him the recall code for the bombers but Ripper refuses.

The president, while talking to the Soviet Premier, discovers that the Russians have built a doomsday machine that will automatically trigger itself in the case of nuclear attack, spreading Cobalt Thorium G around the world, killing all plant and animal life. The Soviet Ambassador explains that they built it because they'd read in The New York Times that the U.S. was working on one and they were afraid of a doomsday gap. The president assured him that it wasn't true.

The army took over Burpelson Air Force Base. Mandrake has figured out what the recall code is and he contacts the president ant the Pentagon he and his generals have been trying to help the Soviets shoot down the bombers. The recall prefix is OPE, a variation of Purity of Essence that General Ripper was so worried about. He felt that the communists were sapping the precious bodily fluids of everyone in the country through the fluoridation of water.

The recall code works for all the bombers except the Leper Colony. A missile exploded near the plane, causing the CRM-114 to self-destruct. Since the officials know where it's going, they assume they can knock it down. They don't know that the plane is losing fuel and has to divert to the nearest target of opportunity. Naturally, they get through and drop a nuclear bomb.

Dr. Strangelove suggests a plan where they could preserve the human race by building a community of a few hundred thousand people in a space created in one of our deepest mine shafts where they would have to live for 100 years. General Turgidson, still worried about the Russians, suggests that they can't allow a mine shaft gap.

 

Dr. Strangelove 7Dr. Strangelove 8Dr. Strangelove 9

Dr. Strangelove 10Dr. Strangelove 11Dr. Strangelove 12

Dr. Strangelove 13Dr. Strangelove 14Dr. Strangelove 15

 

Wav Sound Files (11KHz)

(click on red link to download)

General Ripper: "Has the wing confirmed holding at their fail safe points?"

Captain Mandrake: "Yes, sir. The confirmations have all just come in." (62K)
General Ripper: "It looks like we're in a shooting war."

Captain Mandrake: "Oh, hell."  (46K)
Major Kong: "Well, boys, I reckon this is it. Nuclear combat toe-to-toe with the Russkies."  (76K)
President Muffley: "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the war room."  (31K)
President Muffley: "He went and did a silly thing.  Well, I'll tell you what he did. He ordered his planes to attack your country."  (123K)
Soviet Ambassador: "The doomsday machine."

President Muffley: "The doom....The doomsday machine? What is that?"

Soviet Ambassador: "A device which will destroy all human and animal life on earth."  (108K)
Radar Operator: "DSO to Captain. I have an unidentified radar blip."  (42K)
Radar Operator: "Confirmed. Definite missile track. Commence evasive action right."  (49K)
Colonel Guano: "What kind of suit do you call that, fella?"

Captain Mandrake: "What do you mean 'suit'? This happens to be an RAF uniform, sir."  (75K)
Major Kong: "At this height, why they might harpoon us but they dang sure ain't going to spot us on no radar screen."  (61K)
Colonel Guano: "I think you're some kind of deviated prevert. I think General Ripper found out about your preversions and that you were organizing some kind of mutiny of preverts. Now move.   (101K)
President Muffley: "Dimitri, I'm sorry they're jamming your radar and flying so low but they're trained to do it. You know, it....it....it's initiative."  (72K)
Navigator: "Navigator to Captain. Approaching target at distance one-zero miles. Switch from green grid to target orange."  (114K)
Major Kong: "Stay on the bomb run, boys. I'm going to get them doors open if it hare lips everybody on Bear Creek."  (60K)

 

Trailer   (8,739K)

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Download flash player

 

Movie Script

click here to view the script for this movie.

 

 

 

Please click here to visit Orson's Classic Film Freak site



ZIPPERFINCH LAKE PAGES

Zipperfinch Lake Main Page
Frederic Remington Prints
Sons of Anarchy Posters
Charles Russell Prints
Norman Rockwell Prints


CLICK ON MOVIE BELOW FOR A COMEDY MOVIE REVIEW FROM TIGER SWEAT

Airplane! (1980) Story of dysfunctional crew and passengers on board a Chicago bound flight.
American Graffiti (1973) One night in the lives of teenagers in 1962
Animal House (1978) A run down fraternity's members cause chaos on campus.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Two elderly matrons poison lonely men and bury the bodies in the basement.
Cat Ballou (1966) An outlaw and her gang rob trains to try to break a town.
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) A cowboy inherits a brothel called The Cheyenne Social Club.
Dr. Strangelove (1964) Insane base commander sends his B52 bombers into the Soviet Union.
Harvey (1950) Quiet, unassuming man has a giant rabbit for a friend.
The Mouse That Roared (1959) Smallest country in the world declares war on the U.S. and wins.
On Golden Pond (1981) Elderly couple spend a summer at their cottage on a lake.
The President's Analyst (1967) A prominent psychoanalyst becomes the psychiatrist for the president.
Raising Arizona (1987) An ex-con and a policewoman kidnap a baby to raise as their own.
Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) A drifter on his way to Australia takes the post as sheriff of a western boom town.
Waking Ned Devine (1998) Villagers try to collect a dead man's lottery winnings.



CLICK ON MOVIE BELOW FOR A MOVIE REVIEW FROM DESTITUTE GULCH

Apocalypse Now (1978) An army Captain searches for a renegade Colonel In Vietnam.
Blackboard Jungle (1955) A story of juvenile delinquency at an inner city school.
Bullitt (1968) A San Francisco police detective searches for gunmen who killed an informant.
Cool Hand Luke (1967) An ex war hero is sentenced to a chain gang for cutting the heads off parking meters.
Deliverance (1972) Four friends go on a canoe trip where they encounter unforeseen terrors.
The Day of the Jackal (1973) A sophisticated assassin is hired by a French group to kill President de Gaulle.
Electra Glide in Blue (1973) An Arizona motorcycle patrolman tries to become a detective.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966) Ray Bradbury's futuristic tale of book burning and mind control.
Fail-Safe (1964) Cold War thriller where U.S. bombers are unleashed upon The Soviet Union.
Fargo (1996) Car salesman hires two inept criminals to kidnap his wife.
Glory (1989) Colonel Robert Gould Shaw commands the Civil War's first all volunteer black regiment.
In Cold Blood (1967) Adaptation of Truman Capote's novel about the murder of a farm family in rural Kansas.
Inherit the Wind (1960) Account of trial of John Scopes for teaching The Theory of Evolution in Tennessee.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972) A veteran becomes a hard fighting mountain man.
Logan's Run (1976) A policeman of the future tries to prevent escapes from the city.
The Lords of Discipline (1983) Control of classmates at a southern military school by a group known as "The Ten".
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) An out of control posse sets out to avenge the death of a local rancher.
Patton (1970) A famous general commands armies during World War II.
Platoon (1986) An idealistic soldier learns that idealism doesn't exist in Vietnam.
The Right Stuff (1983) Story that covers the breaking of the sound barrier through the Mercury space program.
Seven Days in May (1964) Senior military officers plot to take over the government of The United States.
Son of the Morning Star Fairly accurate account of Colonel George A. Custer leading up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Southern Comfort (1981) Louisiana National Guard on maneuvers in a swamp meet up with local opposition.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) A gang hijacks a New York subway train and holds the passengers for ransom.
Witness (1985) A Philadelphia detective hides in a rural Amish community from corrupt police .




DESTITUTE GULCH BOOK CATEGORIES

Cliffs Notes
Barron's Book Notes
Bloom's Notes
Dummies Reference Series