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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.

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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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Referenced in The Making of 'Back to the Future' (1985) See more »

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Enjoyable Paffle! Rooney
29 February 2004 | by (Boston, Ma) – See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable little programmer from the early 1950s. Mickey Rooney (the #1 box office draw in the late 1930s and early 1940s) was no longer an A list star, and was hardly a "kid" at 34. The breezy plot, with it's sci-fi/comedy blend, along with Rooney and Strauss having an abundance of charisma, make this a great waste of time. If you enjoy the Bowery Boys, Francis The Talking Mule (Rooney actually starred in the final 'Francis' film) and The Ma & Pa Kettle series, this should be right up your alley! Rooney and Strauss have a great chemistry, and they clearly could have thrived as a defacto comedy team in a few more pictures. You may have a hard time locating this film, but for a few dollars, it's well worth it!


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