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Race for the Bomb 

This docudrama tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be built.
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1987  
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Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ...  Edward Teller 2 episodes, 1987
Jean-Paul Muel Jean-Paul Muel ...  Léo Szilard 2 episodes, 1987
Maury Chaykin ...  Gen. Leslie Groves 2 episodes, 1987
Tom Rack ...  Robert Oppenheimer 2 episodes, 1987
Pier Paolo Capponi ...  Enrico Fermi 2 episodes, 1987
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ...  Gertrude Weiss 2 episodes, 1987
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ...  Otto Frisch 2 episodes, 1987
Vincent Grass ...  Hans Bethe 2 episodes, 1987
Marie Bunel ...  Mici Teller 2 episodes, 1987
Maud Rayer Maud Rayer ...  Lise Meitner 2 episodes, 1987
Jacques Perrin ...  Frédéric Joliot-Curie 2 episodes, 1987
Huguette Faget ...  Marie Curie 2 episodes, 1987
Amy Werba ...  Laura Fermi 2 episodes, 1987
Denis Manuel ...  Albert Einstein 2 episodes, 1987
Cynthia Ashperger ...  Jean Tatlock 2 episodes, 1987
Boris Bakal Boris Bakal ...  Young scientist 2 episodes, 1987
Bruno Balp Bruno Balp ...  War Minister 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Barr Robert Barr ...  James Byrnes 2 episodes, 1987
Relja Basic ...  Harry Gold 2 episodes, 1987
Lloyd Bochner ...  Gen. Curtis LeMay 2 episodes, 1987
Denis Bouchard ...  Louis Slotin 2 episodes, 1987
François Dalou François Dalou ...  Company President 2 episodes, 1987
Jean-Claude Deret Jean-Claude Deret ...  Niels Bohr 2 episodes, 1987
William Doherty William Doherty ...  Weapons Testing Colonel 2 episodes, 1987
Rosemary Dunsmore ...  Jean O'Leary 2 episodes, 1987
Peter Dvorsky ...  Ernest Lawrence 2 episodes, 1987
Maryline Even Maryline Even ...  Irène Joliot-Curie 2 episodes, 1987
Denis Forest ...  Klaus Fuchs 2 episodes, 1987
Anna Gaylor Anna Gaylor ...  Landlady 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Ironside ...  Werner Heisenberg 2 episodes, 1987
Vjenceslav Kapural Vjenceslav Kapural ...  George Kistiakowski 2 episodes, 1987
Jim Kaufman Jim Kaufman ...  Norris Bradbury 2 episodes, 1987
Ian Marshall Ian Marshall ...  James Chadwick 2 episodes, 1987
Perica Martinovic Perica Martinovic ...  Rose Bethe 2 episodes, 1987
Charles Millot ...  Otto Hahn 2 episodes, 1987
Michael Morris Michael Morris ...  Company Executive 2 episodes, 1987
Barry Morse ...  Secretary Henry Stimson 2 episodes, 1987
Leslie Nielsen ...  Lewis Strauss 2 episodes, 1987
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann Jean-Gabriel Nordmann ...  John von Neumann 2 episodes, 1987
Silvije Petranovic ...  Young Nazi 2 episodes, 1987
Jean-Louis Rolland Jean-Louis Rolland ...  Earl of Suffolk 2 episodes, 1987
Alan Rossett Alan Rossett ...  Arthur Compton 2 episodes, 1987
Joe Sheridan ...  MP Officer 2 episodes, 1987
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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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Superb re-telling of History
11 June 2003 | by André-7See all my reviews

Un-like the highly romantic American films "Fat Man and Little Boy" and "Enola Gay" or the Truncated "Day One" or the well-made "Hiroshima" this is a detailed re-telling of the Manhattan Project with a lot of fascinating side bars. I saw this one first and it really got me going on the subject! All of the above mentioned are recommended for those interested in the subject, but this one is head and shoulders above the rest.


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1987 (France) See more »

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Corsa alla bomba See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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