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The Manhattan Project (1986)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  13 June 1986 (USA)
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A teen and his girlfriend make an atomic bomb with plutonium stolen from a scientist dating his mother.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Mathewson
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Government
Robert Schenkkan ...
Government Aide
Paul Austin ...
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Scientist
Curt Dempster ...
Scientist
Bran Ferren ...
Lab Assistant
Christopher Collet ...
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Elizabeth Stephens
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Jenny Anderman
Gregg Edelman ...
Science Teacher
Abraham Unger ...
Roland (as Abe Unger)
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Max (as Robert Leonard)
David Quinn ...
Tennis
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Craig
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A teen and his girlfriend make an atomic bomb with plutonium stolen from a scientist dating his mother.

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Paul Stevens' high school science project has gotten a little out of hand. He just built an atomic bomb. Now he's got 11 hours to make sure it doesn't work. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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13 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Game  »

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$3,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The science projects and kids in the background of the science fair scenes were actual NYC middle school students with real science projects which were submitted to the NYC borough-wide science fair. These scenes were filmed over a three day period at the Penta Hotel in NYC on 33rd St. See more »

Goofs

During the process of making the sphere of plutonium Paul doesn't use any type of protection (filter) from airborne plutonium particles. There is a high probability of death when plutonium is inhaled. As a minimum it results in radiation sickness. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. John Matthewson: Now, the beta synchrotron sends the electrons through this magnet which bends the course of them down to the reaction vessel. Stay away from that elbow joint. All right. Bran, you want to get that? Now, this is a tunable excimer laser. It's tuned to the exact resonance of the plutonium-239 that's in the reaction vessel down at that end. Now, I think we're all set. Hit it.
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Totally unlikable protagonist, waste of time, go rent Wargames!
28 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tedious, preachy movie with bratty, smug, arrogant protagonist... you're hoping, hoping, hoping that he gets killed! Only John Lithgow is any good, but they give him a lame, self-righteous and overly long speech at the end... don't waste your time... go rent Wargames! A much better and smarter anti-war film!


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