IMDb > Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson (Character)
Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson
Quicklinks
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
Filmographies
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Biographical
biography
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson (Character)
from Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Related Videos (see all 2)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb -- Wickedly dark comedy features Peter Sellers (in three roles) in the midst of impending nuclear war.Co-stars George C. Scott.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb -- An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Edit Photos

There may be more photos available for this character. To select more photos to be displayed in this character's gallery, click the Edit Photos link.


Overview

Biography:
GENERAL "BUCK" TURGIDSON USAF (George C. Scott), in... See more »
Alternate Names:
General 'Buck' Turgidson / General Buck Turgidson

Filmography

   Edit Credits
There may be more credits available for this character. To edit the credits displayed or to add more credits to this character's filmography, click the Edit Credits link.
Jump to filmography: Archive Footage
  1. "Screen Wars"
        - Dr. Strangefilm (2007) TV episode, Played by Laura Durant (as General 'Buck' Turgidson)

  2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Played by George C. Scott
    ... aka "Dr. Strangelove" - Australia (short title), UK (short title), USA (short title)
Archive Footage:
  1. "Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood"
        - Fade Out, Fade In (2010) TV episode, Played by George C. Scott (as General Buck Turgidson)
  2. "Movies That Shook the World"
        - 2001: A Space Odyssey (2005) TV episode, Played by George C. Scott

Additional Details

Genres:
Plot Keywords:

Fun Stuff

Quotes:
From Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
General "Buck" Turgidson: General Ripper called Strategic Air Command headquarters shortly after he issued the go code. I have a portion of the transcript of that conversation if you'd like me to to read it.
President Merkin Muffley: Read it!
General "Buck" Turgidson: Ahem... The Duty Officer asked General Ripper to confirm the fact that he *had* issued the go code, and he said, uh, "Yes gentlemen, they are on their way in, and no one can bring them back. For the sake of our country, and our way of life, I suggest you get the rest of SAC in after them...
[...]
See more »

You may correct errors and omissions on this page directly. Clicking the 'Update' button will take you through a step-by-step process.