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Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995)

Video  |   |  Documentary, History  |  29 September 1995 (USA)
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.


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Credited cast:
Himself - Narrator
Himself - Nuclear Physicist (as Dr. Edward Teller)
W.H.P. Blandy ...
Himself - Commander Joint Task Force One (archive footage) (as Vice Admiral W.H.P. Blandy)
Frank H. Shelton ...
Himself - Nuclear Weaponeer (as Dr. Frank H. Shelton)
Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
Adlai Stevenson ...
Himself - U.S Ambassador (1961-1965) to the United Nations (archive footage)
Randall William Cook ...
Newsreel Narrator (archive sound)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikolai Bulganin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Everett Dirksen ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Enrico Fermi ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Averell Harriman ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)


A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage. Written by Peter Kuran <>

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The soundtrack for this documentary was performed by the Moscow Symphony, and recorded in Moscow. Oddly, this allowed people to view the previously classified material that the former USSR, now Russia, wanted and tried hard to procure it. See more »

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Money well spent--A terrific documentary
8 December 1998 | by (Ft walton Beach, FL) – See all my reviews

A superbly written and well-produced documentary on the history of American nuclear weapons. Impressive for the quality of archival color footage, William Shatner's competent narration, and the film's haunting musical score. Chronicles nearly every U.S. nuclear test program, from Trinity to the end of atmospheric testing in the late 50s. Also includes footage of the Soviet's 50-megaton "super bomb".

Trinity and Beyond carefully avoids overwhelming you with meaningless dialogue. Instead, Shatner introduces each chapter sparingly, then allows you to sit back and absorb the spectacle of the explosions while listening to the score. The result is a perfect blend of sight, sound, and historical background. Overall, a terrific documentary and a definite must-buy for the history buff in your family.

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