The complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves. Assigned to oversee the project, Groves chooses Oppenheimer to build the historic bomb. However, when World War II inspires the government to use the weapon, Szilard reconsiders his opinions about atomic warfare.
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[before the Trinity test, to Oppenheimer
Gen. Leslie Groves
Robert - don't you ever worry the war will be over before the bomb is ready to drop?