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The Atomic Kid

Released Dec 3, 1954 1h 26m Comedy List
Reviews 0% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A uranium prospector discovers he has unusual powers after being exposed to a nuclear blast at a Nevada testing site. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Audience Member Movie is atomic bomb. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review kevin w Cutesy, nearly lame-o sight gags are the upshot of this attempt to cash in on early atomic age jitters as a guy (Mickey Rooney) wanders into a nuclear bomb testing site just as they're, err, testing. Buddy comedy elements are haphazardly added (with rubber-faced Robert Strauss) to fluff this very thin work wherein Rooney survives (just like Indiana Jones, Crystal Skull, refrigerator sequence) to get a chance at romance with the government nurse attending him. Old school late night sleep aid here, guaranteed not habit forming. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This film despite its subject matter & not so funny humor I found myself enjoying the film even though it's rather silly. The story of two men accidentally stumbling across an A-Bomb test site & Mickey Rooney is in the dummy test home eating a peanut butter sandwich which the nuclear blast happens. The first 2/3's of the film are funny & entertaining but the last 1/3 tries to hard to go for laughs & fizzles out. Great for a film buff but ultimately a little silly but strangely charming. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A uranium prospector discovers he has unusual powers after being exposed to a nuclear blast at a Nevada testing site.
Director
Leslie H. Martinson
Producer
Mickey Rooney
Screenwriter
Blake Edwards, Benedict Freedman, John Fenton Murray
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 3, 1954, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 8, 2018
Runtime
1h 26m
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