Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

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Cast

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Jeffrey Force ...
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Mel Feynman
David Drew Gallagher ...
Harold
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Robert (as Raffi DiBlasio)
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David (as Joshua Wiener)
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Arline Greenbaum
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Abacus Adder
Emerson Tran ...
Kid
Melissa DeLizia ...
Young Joan
Dori Brenner ...
Tutti Feynman
John Hammil ...
County Dr. #1
Jack Lindine ...
Mr. Greenbaum
Helene Moore ...
County Nurse #1
Carl Strano ...
County Dr. #2
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Storyline

As a young boy, Richard was fascinated with science and objects in motion. This wonderment was reinforced through the efforts of his father. The only thing that mattered as much as science, and his family, was Arline, whom he met when they were both in school. But fate can often be cruel and Arline is found to be stricken by Tuberculosis. Undaunted, Richard studies the disease as he studies science in hopes of curing her. When her disease is in remission, they marry and he proceeds on to college where his studies and the war lead him to Los Alamos to work on the Manhattan Project. While Richard is intrigued with the solution to the project, he is also concerned with the outcome and saddened with the failing health of Arline. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements, mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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4 October 1996 (USA)  »

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$78,976 (USA) (4 October 1996)

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$145,697 (USA) (11 October 1996)
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Trivia

The abacus scene is also accurate but Richard is quoted as saying from "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman" that he knew logarithms so he could calculate the cube root of 1729.03 unlike the man with the beads. See more »

Quotes

Mel Feynman: Richie, how old are you?
Young Richard: Six.
Mel Feynman: Well, act your age.
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The Virgin Sturgeon
Written by Bob Curt and Billy Munn
Published by Hollis Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Damned with faint praise.
3 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is long and not very well made, but not offensively bad. Why is it when actors direct they love to have long long takes and scenes that don't go anywhere? The story of this man needs to be told, but in a bold and interesting way. This movie did it in a meek and 'decent' way, and it's a real shame. Patricia Arquette obviously wants to bring it some verve, and you kind of feel for her. Matthew Broderick has a lot on his plate, and perhaps should have turned over the directing to someone else. Someone who would've made a few cuts. I give it a 3 on a scale of 10.


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