Peter Sellers (Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake)George C. Scott (Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson)Sterling Hayden (Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper)Keenan Wynn (Col. 'Bat' Guano)Slim Pickens (Maj. 'King' Kong)Peter Bull (Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky)James Earl Jones (Lt. Lothar Zogg)Tracy Reed (Miss Scott)Jack Creley (Mr. Staines)Frank Berry (Lt. H.R. Dietrich)Robert O'Neil (Adm. Randolph)Glenn Beck (Lt. Kivel)Roy Stephens (Frank)Shane Rimmer (Capt. 'Ace' Owens)Hal Galili (Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member)Paul Tamarin (Lt. Goldberg)Laurence Herder (Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member)Gordon Tanner (Gen. Faceman)
An insane American general orders a bombing attack on the Soviet Union, triggering a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.