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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At the end in the movie, right before the countdown for the trinity test shot, the man with sun tan lotion on his face puts his goggles on. In the next shot, about 3 seconds later, his goggles are around his neck. See more
Gen. Leslie R. Groves
I want three stories. The first, if we succeed. The second, if we fail. The third, if we disintegrate.
Dance of the Reed Flutes
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as P. Tchaikovsky)
Courtesy of TRF Production Music Libraries
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