Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Narrator 7 episodes, 1980
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 Colonel Kenneth Nichols / ... 6 episodes, 1980
Jana Shelden ...
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 Edward Teller 6 episodes, 1980
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 Robert Serber 5 episodes, 1980
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 Hans Bethe 5 episodes, 1980
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 Ernest Lawrence 4 episodes, 1980
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 Robert Wilson 4 episodes, 1980
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 Frank Oppenheimer 4 episodes, 1980
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 Isidor Rabi 4 episodes, 1980
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 John Manley 3 episodes, 1980
Liza Ross ...
 Jacky Oppenheimer 3 episodes, 1980
Blain Fairman ...
 Robert Bacher 3 episodes, 1980
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 Jean Tatlock 3 episodes, 1980
Erica Stevens ...
 Charlotte Serber 3 episodes, 1980
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 Haakon Chevalier 3 episodes, 1980
Peter Banks ...
 Joseph Volpe 2 episodes, 1980
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 Lewis Strauss 2 episodes, 1980
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 Colonel John Lansdale 2 episodes, 1980
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 George Kistiakowsky 2 episodes, 1980
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 Rossi Lomanitz 2 episodes, 1980
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 Seth Neddermeyer 2 episodes, 1980
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 Captain 'Deke' Parsons 2 episodes, 1980
Rosemary Faith ...
 Mitzi Teller 2 episodes, 1980
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 Steve Nelson 2 episodes, 1980
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 Priscilla Duffield 2 episodes, 1980
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 Kenneth Bainbridge 2 episodes, 1980
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 F.B.I. Agent 2 episodes, 1980
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 F.B.I. Agent 2 episodes, 1980
Nigel Anthony ...
 Scientist 2 episodes, 1980
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Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work. Written by scgary66

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Ken Bainbridge: Now we're all sons of bitches.
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An excellent mini
9 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched this mini in the early eighties. Sam Waterson proved himself to be a great actor. In fact when he began Law and Order I was disappointed in him as it was not as powerful a role. Unfortunately the good roles do not pay the bills. I wish I could find a copy of this rare series and review it. It is both factual and entertaining. Everyone should see it to know what really happened. I was so moved I purchased and read the book "Pppenheimer-Shatterer of Worlds". And saw how this man became an unlikely hero who was never rewarded for his insight. If you get a chance be sure to watch this movie and see what a performance Mr. Waterston can really provide an audience. Enjoy the movies!


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