Based on true events surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, this drama follows the complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves. Assigned to oversee the project, Groves chooses Oppenheimer to build the historic bomb. But, when World War II inspires the government to use the weapon, Szilard reconsiders his opinions about atomic warfare. Written by
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The footage of the first atomic explosion, the "Trinity" test, shows various archival footage of atomic blasts that occurred in the ocean. In one shot you can see the waves lapping the shore. See more
[reacting to the Trinity test
J. Robert Oppenheimer
You know the Bhagavad-Gita? "I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds."
Yeah. Now we're all sons of bitches.