PG | | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
At around the 28-minute mark, Gen. Turgidson explains that they have determined there are around 17,000 three-letter code combinations possible for the prefix they would need to send to get a message through. That's correct; there are 17,576 ... ...
For more than a year, ominous rumors had been privately circulating among high-level Western leaders that the Soviet Union had been at work on what was darkly hinted to be the ultimate weapon: a doomsday device. Intelligence sources traced the site ...
When General Turgidson asks about Strangelove's name he gets told that the Doctor Americanized his name from "Merkwuekdigliebe." This is a mispronunciation of "Merkwuerdigliebe", which in turn is a slight misspelling of the German term "Merkwuerdige Liebe", meaning "strange love".
The screenplay title is incorrectly spelled. It reads: 'Base' on the book "Red Alert" by Peter George. This is pointed out on the DVD supplement about the making of the film.