PG | | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Peter Sellers improvised most of his lines. And one of the most significant is in the final scene, when Sellers as Dr. Strangelove, exclaims "Mein Führer! I can walk!" According to Kubrick, "Peter said he couldn't promise to do the same thing twice. And he couldn't do anything more than two, three times. So the day we did the sequence...I had six cameras lined up and he came in and... no one knew what he was going to do, himself included."
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 ...
Typos in the opening captions include "Base on the book Red Alert by Peter George", "ficticious" instead of "fictitious", and "occurence" instead of "occurrence".
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.
The US version opens with the following text being displayed before the Columbia lady appears: "It is the stated position of the U.S. Air Force that their safeguards would prevent the occurence of such events as are depicted in this film. Furthermore, it should be noted that none of the characters portrayed in this film are meant to represent any real persons living or dead."
$11,751 17 July 1994