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
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Bruce Robinson claimed that his screenplay for the film was radically altered to exclude the thing that had interested him most about the subject - his controversial belief (which remains unproven) that the Jean Tatlock character, played by Natasha Richardson, had not committed suicide, as has always been reported (and as was depicted in the final film), but had, in fact, been murdered. See more
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
Hey Oppenheimer! Oppenheimer! You oughta stop playing God, 'cause you're no good at it, and the position's taken!
Dance of the Reed Flutes
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as P. Tchaikovsky)
Courtesy of TRF Production Music Libraries
By Arrangement with Kaleidosound See more