Encouraged by Leo Szilard and galvanized by German success in achieving nuclear fission, the United States embarks on a crash program to build a nuclear bomb. Aided by many Jewish ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Sherr ...
Narrator (as Max Raphael)
William Lanouette ...
Himself - Author
Robert Christy ...
Himself - Physicist (as Dr. Robert Christy)
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Himself - Physicist (archive footage)
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Himself - Physicist (as Dr. Edward Teller)
Rachel Fermi ...
Herself - Photographer
Enrico Fermi ...
Himself - Physicist (archive footage)
Laura Fermi ...
Herself (archive footage)
Alvin Weinberg ...
Himself (as Dr. Alvin Weinberg)
William J. Wilcox ...
Himself
Paul Tibbets ...
Himself (as General Paul Tibbets Ret.)
Ellen Bradbury ...
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J. Robert Oppenheimer ...
Himself (archive footage)
Gregg Herkin ...
Himself - Historian / Author
Richard Rhodes ...
Himself - Author
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Encouraged by Leo Szilard and galvanized by German success in achieving nuclear fission, the United States embarks on a crash program to build a nuclear bomb. Aided by many Jewish scientists who had fled Nazi Germany the project team successfully constructs three fuel production lines using different technologies and assembles three bombs. One bomb was tested in New Mexico and the others deployed against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Written by David Foss

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4 June 2002 (USA)  »

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