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Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)

Not Rated | | 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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Barry Mahon
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Cast

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

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!

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Minutes to Zero See more »

Filming Locations:

Hazlet, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Exploit Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Lost Continent (1990) See more »

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Mind-blowingly stupid
4 November 2000 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Quick checklist: There's a rocket. There's the USA; well mostly Russia. There is a threat of an attack. Guns are fired. Spies do their thing. Soldiers with bad russian accents ponder the term `credibility'. Oh, there's also a bald russian guy who drinks a lot and paws poor American spy girl. A rather heavy American couple part company and he promises to get a tie. Other than, nothing much happens in this good simulation of purgatory. There are a lot annoying BLEEPS and WOOO sirens. Good stock footage of New York, planes taking off, rockets firing. I also loved the rocket which was so advanced it had no shadow.

This movie was great...till it began.


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