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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Ron Frazier ...
Peer de Silva
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Jamie Latrobe
Michael Brockman ...
William 'Deke' Parsons
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Dr. Kenneth Whiteside
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Robert Tuckson
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Franz Goethe (as Alan Corduner)
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Seth Neddermeyer (as Joseph D'Angerio)
Jon DeVries ...
Johnny Mount (as Jon De Vries)
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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 Anonymous

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The story of the extraordinary people who changed our world.


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20 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Schattenmacher  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,476,994 (USA) (20 October 1989)

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$3,563,162 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First major leading role in a major motion picture of actor Dwight Schultz. See more »

Goofs

The sequence of the Trinity explosion is reflected on one of the scientists. We see 1] a reflection of an initial explosion, then we see a 2] large wind blast flapping his cheeks, then finally 3] we see the reflection of the mushroom cloud. In actuality the blast wave took about 40 seconds - much longer than the 2-3 seconds in the movie - to travel (and it does not go through leaded glass). See more »

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Gen. Leslie R. Groves: We could give this country the biggest stick in the playground, and I intend to do that.
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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
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I enjoyed the movie enough to watch it 3 times.
16 March 2000 | by (Palm Bay, Florida) – See all my reviews

The movie seemed a little slow at first. But it picked up speed and got right to the point. It showed exactly how the government and the scientist argued for humanity and the reasons of the "gadget". I enjoyed it. It is very close to reality as any movie about the Atomic Bombs that were to be dropped on Japan. I have recommended it to friends. I was particularly pleased with the acting ability of Dwight Schultz.


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