The Atomic City
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The Atomic City
The city of the title is Los Alamos, where nuclear physicist Gene Barry lives and works. Terrorists kidnap Barry's son and demand that the physicist turn over the H-bomb formula. It's cat-and-mouse for a while, but when the FBI gets on the case, the criminals haven't got a chance. Outdated almost before its release, The Atomic City is still effective on a purely melodramatic level. There's a particularly tense climax played out along the mountain mesas surrounding Los Alamos. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A low-budget, well-executed, quintessentially sci-fi of the 1950s"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Low-budget Cold War psychological thriller about a kidnapping at Los Alamos, New Mexico."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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