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The Atomic Cafe (1982)

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86 min | Documentary, History

Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.
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$300,000
Opening weekend
$4,098
Gross (US & Canada)
$22,293
Gross (World)
$22,293
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Release date
Mar 17, 1982 (United States)

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Paul Tibbets
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Harry S. Truman
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Lloyd Bentsen
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Julius Rosenberg
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Ethel Rosenberg
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Val Peterson
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Lewis Strauss
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George Molan
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George Portell
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Jerry Schneider
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Seymour Melman
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Mario Salvadori
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7.7 / 10 | 3,672 votes