->'''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]]''.

* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: If a nuclear bomb, even a small one, were detonated in Manhattan, the outer boroughs would ''not'' be unaffected.
* BigApplesauce: And we do mean Applesauce.
* DownerEnding
* DullSurprise: Many, thanks to the BadBadActing. The topper: "Help me."
* TheEndOrIsIt: Inverted, as seen in the page quote.
* 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.
* HollywoodTactics: So... NewYorkCity is nuked... and the Russians think they can get away with it... why? And nuking ''one'' city helps Russia with what...? And the international community will just let it happen...?
* HuskyRusskie: Who bears some resemblance to Tor Johnson.
* {{Joisey}}: One scene takes place in the township of Hazlet, located in Monmouth, NJ.
* [[AmericanAccents Noo Yawk / Brooklyn Accents]]: Courtesy of Art Metrano.
* Main/TalkingHeads: Almost the entire film are people talking, including the Soviets (without subtitles, no less.)