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Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995)

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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.

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Peter Kuran
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Shatner ... Himself - Narrator
Edward Teller ... Himself - Nuclear Physicist (as Dr. Edward Teller)
W.H.P. Blandy W.H.P. Blandy ... Himself - Commander Joint Task Force One (archive footage) (as Vice Admiral W.H.P. Blandy)
Frank H. Shelton Frank H. Shelton ... Himself - Nuclear Weaponeer (as Dr. Frank H. Shelton)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
Adlai Stevenson Adlai Stevenson ... Himself - U.S Ambassador (1961-1965) to the United Nations (archive footage)
Randall William Cook ... Newsreel Narrator (archive sound)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikolai Bulganin Nikolai Bulganin ... Himself (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage)
Everett Dirksen Everett Dirksen ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert Einstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Enrico Fermi Enrico Fermi ... Himself (archive footage)
Reed Hadley ... Himself (archive footage)
Averell Harriman Averell Harriman ... Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage. Written by Peter Kuran <VCEinc@AOL.com>

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Atomic Bomb Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the goals of this film, put together by noted special effects man Peter Kuran (the "Star Wars" films), was to restore and preserve the actual films of the atomic bomb tests which were being neglected by the government and were deteriorating. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the Air Force 1352nd Motion Picture Squadron Lookout Mountain Laboratory (The Atomic Cinematographers) See more »

Connections

Features Attack in the Pacific (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Where the Boys Are
by Neil Sedaka (as Neil Sadaka) and Howard Greenfield
© 1960 renewed 1988 Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
and Careers - BMG Music Publishing
All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.
Used By Permission.
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Big on the vistas and soundtrack, small on facts and figures.
4 November 2009 | by snoadogSee all my reviews

The HD detonations and superb soundtrack had me wondering if Satan himself was going to pop out of my TV. But for me there was precious little facts on the results of all the testing. As a layman I would like to have known how bad was/is the fallout/radiation on planet Earth. How much did this testing actually pollute the Earth and its life? And what about all the people involved with the testing? I would have liked a lot more input from that angle. It was just one detonation after another. Kind of made me think they were sensationalizing it all, assuming as most do these days that the viewing audience has a short little span of attention.


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