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Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)

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Monica Davis ...
Tanya
John McKay ...
John Manston
Phillip St. George
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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In the event of a nuclear strike, cover yourself with wet newspaper.
5 May 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

American secret agent John Manston (John McKay) is sent to Russia to locate and destroy an inter-continental ballistic missile before it can be launched at New York.

Rocket Attack U.S.A is a shameless piece of 1950s scare-mongering propaganda designed to rally public support for the American space programme and the development of a nuclear deterrent. Since the primary function of the film was to scare the proverbial out of the average American citizen, little effort went into achieving narrative cohesion, factual authenticity, compelling performances, convincing special effects, or any kind of artistic merit. As such, this relic of the cold war era is undeniably utter trash, but still qualifies as a reasonably entertaining curio for fans of exploitative, z-grade cinematic crud, being both historically interesting and hysterically daft.

Best unintentionally funny moments: the 'wet newspaper' advice; the blind man in New York pleading for help as the Russian missile rapidly approaches; radio announcer Bill saying a last goodbye to his wife Pat and their son, 'little Bill'; Most boring moment: the excruciatingly drawn-out launch procedure for the missile.


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