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 one view General Groves is shown wearing the Good Conduct ribbon. This was unlikely because he was a West Point graduate so had no enlisted service of the required 36 months as an enlisted soldier. See more
Gen. Leslie R. Groves
It's all about ass, isn't it? Either you kick it... or you lick it.
"Brown Jug Swing"
Arranged by Garnett Brown See more