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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The Los Alamos Research facility and laboratory center seen in the film was a set construction recreation built especially for the picture located in the environs of Durango, Mexico. The gigantic set involved in 1988 the building of thirty-five dwellings with a budget cost of around US $2 million. See more
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
Hey Oppenheimer! Oppenheimer! You oughta stop playing God, 'cause you're no good at it, and the position's taken!
Brown Jug Swing
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