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Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)

| Thriller | 1958 (USA)
An American secret agent tries to stop the Soviets from launching an intercontinental missile at the mainland United States.

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Monica Davis ...
Tanya
John McKay ...
John Manston
Phillip St. George ...
Gen. Watkins
Edward Czerniuk
Daniel Kern
Richard Downs
Herbert Flato
Ray Brewer
Janice Gilmain
Robert Reeh
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Truck Driver (as Arthur Metrano)
Jane Ross ...
Truck Driver's Wife
Marco Behar
Frank Patrinostrow
Milton Fuchs
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A cold-war propaganda film, released not too long after the launch of Sputnik, intended to rally public support for an anti-ballistic missile program. Based on the assumption that Sputnik is gathering intelligence for the Soviets, a spy is sent to Moscow to determine just how far along their missile program is. Surprise, surprise; Sputnik gave them all the data they need to build one nuclear missile, which is ready to launch against the U.S. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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From Another Continent ... Destruction!!! Panic!! ... before the Rocket Strikes!

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One of the Russian soldiers is armed with an American Browning Automatic Rifle. The rest of the Russian soldiers are also incorrectly armed with bolt-action rifles, since the AK-47 had been adopted as the standard issue rifle six years prior to the events in the movie. See more »

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Tannah: Last month I became the mistress of the secretary of defense. When the pig gets drunk, he talks.
John Manston: What a setup!
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Featured in The Canned Film Festival: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1986) See more »

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Not sensationalistic enough to be interesting.
20 April 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Barry Mahon was a terrible filmmaker who was responsible for a lot of films normal folks don't wanna watch today. Crap films like "Cuban Rebel Girls", "Rocket Attack USA" and many cheap porno films were his claim to fame and if you are a bit crazy, you can download "Rocket Attack USA" for free from archive.org...though I can't see why you'd want to!

This film is a terrible Cold War drama and features lots of stock footage instead of more original acting, 'Russian' actors/actresses who don't even bother trying to fake the accent and an incredibly dull script...with acting to match. It's all a lot of hooey about an American agent who easily sneaks into the USSR and seamlessly blends in with all the other folks who sport American accents! His job is to stop an impending attack, as the Russian rocket program is way ahead and they plan on launching a nuclear strike on New York City! Sounds exciting, huh? Well, it should have been...but is about as exciting as watching your grandma shave her legs! Not fun in any sense and amateurish throughout.


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