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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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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)
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Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
Adlai Stevenson ...
Himself - U.S Ambassador (1961-1965) to the United Nations (archive footage)
Randall William Cook ...
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Enrico Fermi ...
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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. Written by Peter Kuran <VCEinc@AOL.com>

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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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The story, names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are real. Some goats, pigs, and sheep were nuked during the original photography of some operations. See more »

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Features Attack in the Pacific (1944) See more »

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Where the Boys Are
by Neil Sedaka (as Neil Sadaka) and Howard Greenfield
© 1960 renewed 1988 Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
and Careers - BMG Music Publishing
All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.
Used By Permission.
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This is an incredible film documenting the American nuclear weapons development program, from its first stages to the end of atmospheric testing in the early 1960's. The music is haunting, and the film of the nuclear explosions will leave you spellbound. You reach the end of the film haunted by the power of the nuclear devices, yet you want to see more. This movie is a "must-see". Everyone in the whole world should watch it at least once, and understand the power we have unlocked in the nucleus of the atom. Fortunately this film doesn't attempt to put a political spin on the use or development of nuclear weapons, but seems to document them very objectively. The viewer is left to determine whether or not the nuclear arms race was worth it.


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