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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's character, Michael Merriman, is a fictional composite; based primarily on Louis P. Slotin and (to a lesser degree) Harry K. Daghlian. See more
The Navajo train only ran ran until January 14, 1940. Also, it carried no diner west of Kansas City. See more
Gen. Leslie R. Groves
We could give this country the biggest stick in the playground, and I intend to do that.
Dance of the Reed Flutes
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as P. Tchaikovsky)
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By Arrangement with Kaleidosound See more