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The War Game
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Release Date:
7 February 1967 (USA) See more »
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BBC TV's film about a nuclear attack on Britain directed by Peter Watkins
Plot:
The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 wins See more »
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Now on DVD See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Michael Aspel ... Commentator
Peter Graham ... Commentator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathy Staff ... Interviewee (uncredited)
Peter Watkins ... Documentist (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Watkins 
 
Writing credits
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Peter Watkins 

Produced by
Peter Watkins .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Peter Bartlett 
Peter Suschitzky (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Bradsell 
 
Costume Design by
Vanessa Clarke 
 
Makeup Department
Lilias Munro .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Tony Cornell .... design
Anne Davey .... design
 
Sound Department
Lou Hanks .... sound
Stan Morcom .... sound (as Stanley Morcom)
Derek Williams .... sound
 
Stunts
Derek Ware .... action sequences
 
Other crew
Peter Norton .... production assistant
 
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48 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (2002) | West Germany:12

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Despite having been produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the film was banned from television broadcast. The official reason was for violence and depiction of human suffering, but others hinted that it may have been because it went against the official government line concerning survivability of nuclear attack. While the ban forbade television broadcast, it did not forbid cinematic distribution. Because of this loophole, the film was given wide release in theatres, and won four major film awards.See more »
Quotes:
Female Civil Defense Worker:I think extra numbers would've made no difference at all toward this, 15 or 20 times the number of civil defense, wouldn't have stopped the initial attack from killing or maiming exactly the same number of people.See more »
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Featured in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Now on DVD, 2 May 2003
Author: Mr Frog from London

Just watched this for the first time, having heard and read much about it. It's still powerful stuff, and for 1966 this must have been particularly strong. The British Film Institute have just released this on DVD including an interesting documentary about the BBC's banning of the film, and a copy of Watkins' earlier film 'Diary of an unknown soldier'. Good stuff.

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