It starts with a live radio broadcast from the Bikini Atoll a few days before it is annihilated by a nuclear test. Shows great footage from these times and tells the story of the US Navy ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Kilon Bauno ...
Himself - Chief of the Bikinians
John Smitherman ...
Himself - Veteran of nuclear weapons tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Warren Austin ...
Himself - US Delegate to UN (archive footage)
Bernard Baruch ...
Himself (archive footage)
W.H.P. Blandy ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Vice Admiral William H.P. Blandy)
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Himself - Concerned About Bikini Test (archive footage)
James Forrestal ...
Himself (archive footage)
Vyacheslav Molotov ...
Himself (archive footage)
Woodrow P. Swancutt ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Woodrow Swancutt)
Harry S. Truman ...
Himself (archive footage)
Harold Urey ...
Himself - Concerned About Bikini Test (archive footage)
Lee Van Atta ...
Himself - Radio Reporter (voice) (archive sound)
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It starts with a live radio broadcast from the Bikini Atoll a few days before it is annihilated by a nuclear test. Shows great footage from these times and tells the story of the US Navy Sailors who were exposed to radioactive fallout. One interviewed sailor suffered grotesquely swollen limbs and he is shown being interviewed with enormous left arm and hand. Written by <anon@anon.anon>

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Not Rated
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10 June 1988 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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References Gilda (1946) See more »

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Kuu Ipo
by Andy Iona and his Islanders
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Must See for all Americans...
17 October 2002 | by (Brattleboro) – See all my reviews

I saw this film while living in the Marshall Islands, the same country as Bikini. The name Bikini is becoming lost in the world conscience and few of the younger people I've met know that it is an island or that atomic tests were performed there. It is deeply disturbing, but every high school or college student should see this film.

A sequel to this short film should be made on the long term impacts to the islanders and then re-released as documentary in two parts.


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