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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In real life, Newman was a liberal and Schultz is a conservative... opposites of the roles they played in this film. See more
In the opening scene stating the date, Pentagon 1942, 9 months since Pearl Harbor isn't factual. The Pentagon wasn't completed until January 1943. 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.
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Dance of the Reed Flutes
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as P. Tchaikovsky)
Courtesy of TRF Production Music Libraries
By Arrangement with Kaleidosound See more