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The Atomic Kid [Blu-ray] (1954)

Mickey Rooney , Robert Strauss , Leslie H. Martinson  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss, Elaine Devry, Bill Goodwin, Whit Bissell
  • Directors: Leslie H. Martinson
  • Writers: Blake Edwards
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Black & White, NTSC, Original recording remastered
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B27WSKK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,914 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

This hilarious slapstick farce starring Mickey Rooney (Off Limits) is based on a wild story by the great Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther). When Barnaby 'Blix' Waterberry (Rooney) and fellow prospector Robert Strauss (Stalag 17) go searching for uranium in a remote part of Nevada, they wander into the exact spot where the Army is about to detonate an atom bomb. Waterberry manages to emerge in perfect condition along with his peanut butter and sardine sandwich. An instant celebrity, he quickly senses the huge commercial potential in being the first human being to survive an atomic blast, but first he has to help the FBI break up an enemy spy ring. This classic sci-fi comedy is packed with laughs and some of the wildest scenes ever put on film. Directed by Leslie H. Martinson (Batman, Fathom).

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Atomic Kid, a reel view January 2, 2009
Format:VHS Tape
With all due respect, it doesn't appear that the other reviews of this film ever even saw it or they might give more details. Rooney and Strauss come across a mock town constructed to test the effects of an A-Bomb blast. They don't realized that, of course, and Rooney pokes around in one of the fully stocked houses while Struass goes for help. Rooeny gets caught in the blast and becomes the mearly radio-active "Atomic Kid". Most of the movie's humor involves bringing Rooney back to normal and his mooning after his attending nurse, thwarting enemy agents along the way. And there is a terrific "Oh no, not again" scene to finish things off. If you like Mickey Rooney, or just appreciate the comic style of the 50s, you'll get a blast out of the "Atomic Kid". (Sorry, I couldn't resist that).
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atomic, Shmomic, Whose Afraid of The Bomb ? June 13, 2009
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The Atomic Kid is a wonderful, period-piece film.In true, 1950's naive film verite, it has Non-Restricted Atomic Testing Sites,regularly clothed soldiers stationed in trenches, one mile from the blast; and, the piece de resistance, Mickey Rooney as a guy who survives the blast while eating a peanut butter sandwich.It's got Greedy Capitalists, trying to commercialize the brand of peanut butter, Swarmy Communists, trying to discover Mickey Rooney's secret: and, best of all, a stunning Co-Star,Elaine Davis. What's not to like ???
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars June 27, 2014
By edunn
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Fast shipment, item as described.
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3.0 out of 5 stars nice June 4, 2014
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I remembered seeing this as a child. It is a bit corny, but okay. No language in it's nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Memory! May 13, 2014
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This is a memory from my childhood of my father laughing till tears ran down his face.

This video is worth watching for a good laugh.....the best medicine.

I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to go back in time when Mickey Rooney did his magic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atomic Kid January 27, 2014
I remembered this movie as a kid and loved it then. When I finally found it on DVD I was excited. It was exactly as I remembered it. Funny and a very good movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars ATOMIC KID January 21, 2014
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The movie was for my mother, she was excited and has so far watched the movie 8 times since she has had it. It arrived sooner than I had expected and in great condition. thank you .
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5.0 out of 5 stars funny movie October 10, 2013
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Anyone who watches this movie will be laughing all the way through this movie just like I did it is just so funny and Mickey Rooney is so good in it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute Movie, Not Cecil B. DeMille
The Atomic Kid is a cute movie, but not one that will ever wear out in your Blu-Ray player from constant use. Every couple of years or so you might want to see it again...or not. Read more
Published 3 months ago by John Burkitt
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd perchased
great movie gave this movie to my sister she loves it was her favorite movie when we were young thankyou
Published 10 months ago by donna mulcahy
4.0 out of 5 stars The Atomic Kid
I saw this film in my youth. It was one few with Mickey Rooney in it that I liked. It also features Robert Strauss, whom I first saw in the Jerry Lewis / Dean Martin film... Read more
Published 11 months ago by warlord
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical 1950s Mickey Rooney
This is certainly not among his best, but nevertheless good Mickey Rooney fare. More of a nostalgia piece, I remember enjoying it more during my childhood than I did this time.
Published 13 months ago by Richard B. Pomeroy
1.0 out of 5 stars Memory does not serve...this is a flaccid, flat unfunny slog...
For some reason, I had pleasant memories of watching this film on tv as a child in the early 60s and bought it the day it was issued on BR.I should have let the memory be. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Duke Mantee
5.0 out of 5 stars Mickey Rooney Does Jerry Lewis And Survives An Atomic Bomb ?
As announced on "HTF", The Atomic Kid (1954), will be released on 03-26-2013, and published by Olive Films, with an SRP of $19.99. Read more
Published 18 months ago by JWC II
2.0 out of 5 stars The Atomic Kid Short Review
My parents remember this as being hilarious when it came out decades ago.... not so today... they waited and waited for the laughs... but, alas, they waited in vain....
Published on October 28, 2011 by Mark
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