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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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The scene where Richard breaks down after seeing the dress is supposed to have happened before he comes home and happens because he realizes that he has caught himself thinking about Arline in the present when she has passed on. This is mentioned in "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman", . 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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Ugly Chile (You're Some Pretty Doll)
Written by Clarence Williams
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
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A Remarkable Human Rendering of the Scientist As A Human"
14 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

There is very little more that I can add to the kudos for this film, other than utter praise. I can understand and I know. You see, I am one of these people, a Scientist.

We as a breed are seldom understood and, more often than not, badly served by cinema image. This film of the quiet, patient, dedicated love between two people, one of whom is a Scientist, is a milestone.

Might I add that I have always felt that Matthew Broderick is a fantastic actor, especially in roles that require an average looking, quiet introspective character. He is perfect for this cinematic vehicle, and equal to the talents of a Tom Hanks any day. I was also impressed that he produced, directed and shared writing credits on this film project.


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