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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
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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 »
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Won Oscar. Another 4 wins See more »
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Cast

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Michael Aspel ... Commentator
Peter Graham ... Commentator
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Kathy Staff ... Interviewee (uncredited)
Peter Watkins ... Documentist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Watkins 
 
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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
 
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Derek Ware .... action sequences
 
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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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The extras for the film were from the towns of Gravesend, Dartford and surrounding areas. Many were members of local Amateur Dramatic companies and can be seen in scenes that are wildly different.See more »
Quotes:
Anglican Bishop:I believe in a system of necessary law and order. And I still believe in the war of the just.
Commentator:Within this car, a family is burning alive.
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30 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Please see this film!!!, 5 April 1999

The War Game is one of the most amazing films I have ever seen. It's a pseudo-documentary made in 1965, about the possible effects of a nuclear attack on Great Britain. The director's premise is that Britain (and indeed the world) is hopelessly unprepared for such a thing. Some classic scenes: befuddled Brits receiving civil defence booklets. Blank stares greeting the interviewer when he asks Brits on the street about radioactive fallout. The footage is all made to look horribly real. Some of it looks a little hokey - the use of a shaky camera to simulate a desperate ground battle stands out - but there are also very convincing scenes of firestorms raging out of control, sucking the oxygen out of the air for blocks around. Also, incredible scenes of radiation burn victims, food riots, police polishing off the near dead, etc... The killer part is at the end - an interview with some young blast victims will haunt you for a long time.

"Do you know what Strontium-90 is, and what it does to the human body???"

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