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Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)

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An American secret agent tries to stop the Soviets from launching an intercontinental missile at the mainland United States.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Davis ...
John McKay ...
John Manston
Phillip St. George
Edward Czerniuk
Daniel Kern
Richard Downs
Herbert Flato
Ray Brewer
Janice Gilmain
Robert Reeh
Truck Driver (as Arthur Metrano)
Jane Ross ...
Truck Driver's Wife
Marco Behar
Frank Patrinostrow
Milton Fuchs


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 <>

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







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Five Minutes to Zero  »

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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 »


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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So badddddd!!!!
23 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie must be the only terrible movie to be too terrible to be panned on MST3K (which it was...). Did any of these "actors" actually paid for this trash? This makes the 1951 Invasion USA look like academy award material. Who was Barry Mahon trying to kid? How about a worst movie of all time festival with this piece of you-know-what, Monster A-Go-Go, and Manos the Hands of Fate as the headliners? The production was the cheapest, the actors the worst, the plot was stupid and contrived, the so-called facts about the Soviet Union and sputnik weren't. How about all those "foreign" accents, eh? Well Mahon may have gotten the miniscule amount of spoken Russian right as they were spoken by two real Russians (noticed them in the credits).

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