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->'''Narrator''': We cannot let this be... the end.
->'''Joel, Crow and Servo''' ''(exiting the theater)'': Oh yes we can!

What starts as a dull 1961 spy flick abruptly turns into a ColdWar propaganda piece when it turns out Sputnik has given the Soviets a decisive edge in the arms race.

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E05RocketAttackUSA here]]''.

!!Tropes:
* DownerEnding
* DullSurprise: Many, thanks to the BadBadActing. The topper: "Help me."
* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Starts off as a spy flick involving an attempt to destroy a Russian nuclear missile, then becomes a film about New York City being hit by said missile the last third of the film.
* [[AmericanAccents Noo Yawk / Brooklyn Accents]]: Courtesy of Art Metrano.
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