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Plutonium Baby (1987)

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Danny's mother was contaminated by radiation poisoning at the time of his birth. Years have passed, and Danny begins to go on a killing rampage.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Molloy ...
Dr. Drake
Danny Guerra ...
Young Danny
Joe Viviani ...
Ciaran Sheehan ...
Danny as an adult
Mary Beth Pelshaw ...
David Pike ...
Dan Tyler ...
Diane (as Helen Rosenthal)
Christopher G. O'Dea ...
Matthew Clair ...
Marc Anthony ...
Lee, construction worker
Anthony Mitaro ...
Charlie, hunter
David Randazzo ...
Frank, hunter
Gary Dunn ...
Dr. Brians


Danny's mother was contaminated by radiation poisoning at the time of his birth. Years have passed, and Danny begins to go on a killing rampage.

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Be good to him...or he'll tell his mommy. See more »




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April 1987 (West Germany)  »

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Mutant Kid  »

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Originally scheduled for a ten-day shoot in August 1986 with director William Szarka and a crew who are now thankful they were never credited. Filming halted after five days when the director fired the assistant cameraman and the rest of the crew quit in protest. See more »


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Why isn't this classic on DVD?
16 January 2005 | by (IN) – See all my reviews

Plutonium Baby... read those words over and over again. Read them very slowly, making sure to carefully pause after each syllable. Accentuate every breath as if you are getting ready to make the biggest announcement of your life. "PLU. TON. I. UM. BA. BY." Keep repeating these words to yourself, because you will want to know these words every time you go to your local mom-and-pop store to sniff this cherished cult item out. You need this movie. It's more vital than oxygen, food, water, sunshine, sleep, whatever. This film contains every aspect of a brilliant life-changing event. Wonderfully filmed. Pristinely edited. Masterfully created. Beautifully orchestrated. A Biblical production. The people who disagree are only jealous of the majestic beauty beneath the layers of tricky editing effects and disturbing topics.

This is a baby, folks. A plutonium baby. This film made me realize how being born into the world as a plutonium baby can be a danger in a society obsessed with looks. The plutonium baby, since the beginning of time, has been oppressed and demoralized and now MAYBE this problem in our society can be corrected by mass exposure to this amazing film.

This is truly a masterwork -- the director's best film by far. The story portrays how good and evil are equivalent. To simplify this: the bad guy (the guy in the suit) who was actually portrayed as the "good guy" was inevitably the complete evil and not the plutonium baby itself. This is a classic depiction of a few key elements that we can really learn lessons from: modern society is corrupt and to never judge so swiftly.

You really can't do better than this wonderfully-made social commentary, a production that can't even be put into words. Just perfection.

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