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The War Game
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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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Graphically real newsreel feel makes this movie work. See more (54 total) »

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 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Bradsell 
 
Costume Design by
Vanessa Clarke 
 
Makeup Department
Lilias Munro .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Lou Hanks .... sound
Stan Morcom .... sound (as Stanley Morcom)
Derek Williams .... sound
 
Other crew
Tony Cornell .... design
Anne Davey .... design
Peter Norton .... production assistant
Derek Ware .... action sequences
 
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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 »
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Title card:Will the survivors envy the dead?See more »
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Referenced in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV)See more »

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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Graphically real newsreel feel makes this movie work., 14 October 2003

The War Game (1965) was a TV movie funded by the BBC. Peter Watkins gave them a movie that probably caused the hair on the necks of the BBC's standards and practices department to stand on end. Mr. Watkins paints a grim and bleak outlook for humanity if there ever was a nuclear conflict. Based on data from the hellish bombings of Dresden, Berlin, Tokyo, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki and nuclear testing information from the U.S .Government (among his painstaking research and sources) shows the utter devastation that even a small exchange of missiles would bring upon his homeland. The acting is top notch (using a cast of unknowns) and the F/X were quite up to par (making the best out of the small budget). Even though the subject matter is dark and bitter, The War Game is a compelling watch and I highly recommended it for everyone.

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