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The Atomic Kid (1954)

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A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.

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A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring. Written by Anonymous

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8 December 1954 (USA)  »

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The Simpsons (1989) features a character called Radioactive Man who is transformed when accidentally caught in an atomic blast, just like the Rooney character in this film. In one episode a "movie version" of the Radioactive Man comic book character and his sidekick, Fall Out Boy, is being made in Springfield. Mickey Rooney makes his debut as a cartoon in that episode. See more »

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I still remember it from the first time.
20 September 2004 | by (Manhattan, Kansas) – See all my reviews

I remember this film from when it was new--if this is the same film. Today I was trying to remember the star, and that's how I ran across this comment.

Does anyone know if there were any other films like it? A comedy with a rube who accidentally finds himself in a house that is at the center of an atomic bomb test? If not, this is it. It made a lasting impression on an 11-year-old who had practiced ducking under the desk. It seems like in the film they surmised that the reason he was able to survive the bomb had something to do with what he was eating at the time. Which, I guess from reading the synopsis, was a peanut butter sandwich. Must have been a huge promotion for Peter Pan!


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