Atomic Dummies by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Atomic Dummies

Good-hearted but disaster-prone teens take jobs setting up mannequins for atom bomb testing in Nevada in 1955, leading to a weekend they won't forget.

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Teenagers. It doesn't matter what era: Arguing over which song on the hit parade is the dreamiest, surviving their parents, or finding a job that doesn't suck big-time.

Oh, and returning the B-52 bomber you took for a test spin, stopping World War III, and saving the planet from atomic zombie chickens flooding out of cobalt-contaminated Las Vegas.

It's just another weekend for four ungraceful teens hired to set up domestic survival simulations, aka atomic dummies, during 1950s civil defense atom bomb tests.

The characters resemble "The Three Stooges" (except with four), without most of the eye-poking violence (though personally I love that stuff), set to a soundtrack from "American Graffiti". The leads are the two girls, who are only "slightly" less silly than their two boyfriends. In fact, if it weren't a different era, you might also say these characters would get along just fine with "Napoleon Dynamite".

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Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TLVCKA

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: December 23, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio

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