Fat Man and Little Boy
This film re-enacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Production Year: 1989
March 30, 2014 06:45 (KSA) ~ March 30, 2014 05:45 (CLT)
General Leslie Groves is a hard-nosed career soldier who in 1942 finds himself the reluctant "nursemaid" to a group of idealistic scientists in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
As the military head of the top-secret Manhattan Project, Groves intends to have the operation run by the book--and failing that, to have things his way at all costs.
The tale narrows down to a battle of egos between Groves and atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, in his own way as contentious and childishly single-purposed as the general.
- Paul Newman
- Dwight Schultz
- Bonnie Bedelia
- John Cusack
- Laura Dern
Directed by: Roland Joffé