General Jack D. Ripper: Mandrake, do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war?
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: No, I don't think I do, sir, no.
General Jack D. Ripper: He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
Comédia negra, que satiriza os tempos da guerra fria, dirigida pelo grande Stanley Kubrick, com as interpretações brilhantes de Peter Sellers (sim, o da Pantera cor-de-rosa e que aqui interpreta 3(!) personagens - Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley e Dr. Strangelove), George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden e Slim Pickens, na famosa personagem de T. J. "King" Kong, o cowboy que cavalga a bomba.