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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The character Michael Merriman (John Cusack
) was an amalgam of real life persons Louis Slotin and Harry K. Daghlian. Website Wikipedia states, according to Deborah J. Kunk in "'Fat Man' Brings Bomb Alive", that this character "is a fictional composite of several people and is put into the film to provide a moral compass as the 'common man'." See more
At the party, Dr. Schoenfield (John C. McGinley
) is wearing his Captain's bars 90 Degrees off. They should be parallel to the lower edge of the shirt collar not the edge that touches his neck, as is shown. 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
Written by Joseph Winner
(as J.E. Winner)
Arranged by Garnett Brown See more