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.
Did You Know?
In the first shot of the experiment that Michael Merriman is performing, with the two hemispheres of beryllium surrounding a core of plutonium held slightly apart, he measures the gap between the hemispheres with a dial caliper - but the dial caliper was not developed until after the war. See more
Gen. Leslie R. Groves
Gotta come down out of the clouds gentlemen, and get into the business... of winning the war.
Dance of the Reed Flutes
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as P. Tchaikovsky)
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