Old Hippie's Review
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Sterling Hayden as Brigadier General Jack Ripper is insane! He believes that a communist plot using fluoridized water is sapping us all of our "precious bodily fluids." Quote, " 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." OMG!
The cast is outstanding, with George C. Scott as General 'Buck' Turgidson, Slim Pickens as Major Kong, and James Earl Jones as Lieutenant Lothar Zogg. Most noteable is Peter Sellers in three roles as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley and Dr. Strangelove.
The only way to recall the planes is through a decoder - the CRM-114. On Major Kong's plane, this has been knocked out. Now, on a lighter note, watch Back to the Future sometime. There is a connection. As Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) plugs a guitar into the amp & turns up the volume, one of the knobs is clearly marked CRM-114. I died laughing. My poor son didn't understand what was so funny.