Movie Brings Back Memories Of Bomb Scare

BOSTON (AP) -- Don't ask Boston Mayor Tom Menino for his review of the new "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" movie, which opens today.

He's not seeing it, and he hopes most residents will ignore it as well.

A marketing campaign for the film based on the Cartoon Network show touched off a bomb scare in the Boston area in late January. Dozens of blinking electronic devices -- depicting a character from the show making an obscene gesture -- were removed from bridges and buildings after being mistaken for possible bombs.

Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of Cartoon Network, later agreed to pay two (m) million dollars in restitution to law enforcement agencies. Two men who placed the devices around the city face charges.

Menino initially urged theaters not to run the film, but several Boston-area cinemas are showing it.


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