In real life, Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific head of the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built. General Leslie Groves was in overall command of it. This film reenacts the project with an emphasis on their relationship. Written by
The story of the extraordinary people who changed our world.
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When General Grove's plane is turning around in the hanger near the end of the movie there is an "N" number on the tail. "N" numbers are present day registration numbers of private aircraft. There were no "N" numbers on World War II military aircraft. See more
Gen. Leslie R. Groves
Gotta come down out of the clouds gentlemen, and get into the business... of winning the war.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.163
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
By Paul Dukas
Performed by The Vienna Symphony
Edouard Van Remoortel, Conductor
Courtesy of The Moss Music Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more