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Release Date:
7 February 1967 (USA) See more »
BBC TV's film about a nuclear attack on Britain directed by Peter Watkins
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 »
Won Oscar. Another 4 wins See more »
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  (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
(in alphabetical order)
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
Derek Ware .... action sequences
Other crew
Peter Norton .... production assistant
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48 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (2002) | West Germany:12

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After it had won an Oscar for Documentary Feature, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed their rules regarding eligibility for this category.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Light can be seen reflecting off a woman's "broken" teeth.See more »
Title card:Will the survivors envy the dead?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "Cold War" (1998)See more »


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15 out of 18 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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