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

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

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$145,697 (USA) (11 October 1996)
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In the scene where Richard is pulling the wagon with his dad, according to "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman", he not only asks about the movement of the ball but also asks about why things fall. Less the gravity discussion this scene is actually what happened. See more »

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Richard Feynman: Mathematics is a language. It's very difficult. It's subtle. You couldn't say those things any other way - and I can talk to dead people with it. I talk to Copernicus every day.
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Broderick Son-Mother Duo Combines To Make A Nice Film
9 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was kind of a strange, low-key movie, one that isn't going to get a lot of attention, especially with a younger audience which wants anything but a slow- moving story. But, whatever your age, if you want simply a nice movie, you have one here.

Other reviewers here have gone into the details about the real-life persons this film is based on, so I will just make a few general comments I had while watching this.

First, I enjoyed Matthew Broderick's narration. Broderick usually plays likable roles and is an underrated actor, I think. I've never seen him in a bad performance. Even though this story is an emotional one, I found little emotion in the film but that makes it intriguing in parts.

Sometime past the halfway mark, I asked myself, "What is the point of this story?" There is a point, and there is more than what meets the eye to this. Those who have seen this film know what I mean. I'm making vague statements, but I don't want to give away anything.

I enjoyed the 1940s look to this, appreciated Patricia Arquette's against-type role; appreciated the fact there were no villains in here and the profanity was low. As I said, it's a nice film and touching drama.

Broderick and his mother wrote, produced and directed this film.


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