Race for the Bomb (1987)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Drama, War
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This docudrama tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be built.

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Credited cast:
 Edward Teller (as Miki Manojlovic)
Jean-Paul Muel ...
Tom Rack ...
 Enrico Fermi (as Pier-Paolo Capponi)
Myriam Mézières ...
 Gertrude Weiss (as Myriam Mezières)
Géza Kovács ...
Marie Bunel ...
Maud Rayer ...
Huguette Faget ...
 Marie Curie (as Hugette Faget)
Amy Werba ...
 Laura Fermi
Denis Manuel ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cintija Asperger ...
 Jean Tatlock (as Cintija Asperger Eastman)


A dramatization of the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb at the close of World War Two. This series follows the development of the project, from Leo Szilard's first conception of the power within the atom, to the power struggles between J. Robert Oppenheimer, the project's science leader, and General Leslie Groves, the project's military commander. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

6 May 1987 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Hora cero: Carrera hacia el holocausto  »

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1.33 : 1
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Who let this copyright lapse?
2 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Just wanted to put it out there that the Canadian Broadcasting corporation has no idea how to commercialize its product. Many great titles were shown once

This wonderful miniseries, probably the best on the subject is not available on either VHS or DVD. Someone uploaded a really crappy home VHS copy onto You Tube that is unwatchable.

After its original broadcast the copyright was allowed to lapse. It is now in the public domain for commercial exploitation by anybody who wants to hunt down a good quality print and transfer and distribute it.

Rare War Films has made a copy available for purchase from a print with Danish subtitles. It can be ordered online. The quality is doubtful and it comes without packaging.

I just wish one of the original producers would get their act together and put together a proper DVD release.

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