INITIAL RELEASE: 1964
DIRECTORS: Stanley Kubrick
BUDGET: $1.800.000 (estimated)
SCREENPLAY: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George
MUSIC BY: Laurie Johnson
MAIN LOCATIONS: Thule Air Base, North Greenland
Paranoid Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper of Burpelson Air Force Base, believing that fluoridation of the American water supply is a Soviet plot to poison the U.S. populace, is able to deploy through a backdoor mechanism a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union without the knowledge of his superiors, including the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Buck Turgidson, and President Merkin Muffley.
Only Ripper knows the code to recall the B-52 bombers and he has shut down communication in and out of Burpelson as a measure to protect this attack.