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 one interview Joffe compared Openheimer to Hamlet and Groves to Iago. In another he compared the film to "the story of Faust told through the eyes of Mephistopheles." See more
The Navajo train only ran ran until January 14, 1940. Also, it carried no diner west of Kansas City. See more
Gen. Leslie R. Groves
Gotta come down out of the clouds gentlemen, and get into the business... of winning the war.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.163
Dance of the Reed Flutes
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as P. Tchaikovsky)
Courtesy of TRF Production Music Libraries
By Arrangement with Kaleidosound See more