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Fat Man and Little Boy

"The story of the extraordinary people who changed our world."

1989-10-20 Drama 2hr 7m

Assigned to oversee the development of the atomic bomb, Gen. Leslie Groves is a stern military man determined to have the project go according to plan. He selects J. Robert Oppenheimer as the key scientist on the top-secret operation, but the two men clash fiercely on a number of issues. Despite their frequent conflicts, Groves and Oppenheimer ultimately push ahead with two bomb designs — the bigger "Fat Man" and the more streamlined "Little Boy."

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Storyline

Assigned to oversee the development of the atomic bomb, Gen. Leslie Groves is a stern military man determined to have the project go according to plan. He selects J. Robert Oppenheimer as the key scientist on the top-secret operation, but the two men clash fiercely on a number of issues. Despite their frequent conflicts, Groves and Oppenheimer ultimately push ahead with two bomb designs — the bigger "Fat Man" and the more streamlined "Little Boy."

  • Released
    1989-10-20
  • Revenue
    n/a
  • Budget
    n/a
  • Runtime
    2hr 7m
  • Genre
    Drama, History, War
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    6.5
  • Production
    Paramount, Lightmotive

Crew

Roland Joffé
Director
Roland Joffé
Screenplay
Tony Garnett
Producer

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Cast

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Gen. Leslie R. Groves
Dwight Schultz

Dwight Schultz

J. Robert Oppenheimer
Bonnie Bedelia

Bonnie Bedelia

Kitty Oppenheimer
John Cusack

John Cusack

Michael Merriman
Laura Dern

Laura Dern

Kathleen Robinson
Ron Frazier

Ron Frazier

Peter de Silva
John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Richard Schoenfield
Ron Vawter

Ron Vawter

Jamie Latrobe
Michael Brockman

Michael Brockman

William "Deke" Parsons
Del Close

Del Close

Dr. Kenneth Whiteside
John Considine

John Considine

Robert Tuckson
Allan Corduner

Allan Corduner

Franz Goethe
Joe D'Angerio

Joe D'Angerio

Seth Neddermeyer
Jon DeVries

Jon DeVries

Johnny Mount
James Eckhouse

James Eckhouse

Robert Harper
Todd Field

Todd Field

Robert Wilson
Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg

Douglas Panton
Péter Halász

Péter Halász

George Kistiakowsky
Gerald Hiken

Gerald Hiken

Leo Szilard
Arthur Holden

Arthur Holden

Oakridge Doctor
Ed Lauter

Ed Lauter

Whitney Ashbridge
Madison Mason

Madison Mason

Boris Pash
Don Pugsley

Don Pugsley

Bronston
Logan Ramsey

Logan Ramsey

Brehon Somervell
Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson

Melrose Hayden Barry
Jim True-Frost

Jim True-Frost

Donald Hornig
Barry Yourgrau

Barry Yourgrau

Edward Teller
Steven Baigelman

Steven Baigelman

Dr. Avenell
Roger Cubicciotti

Roger Cubicciotti

Frank Oppenheimer
Franco Cutietta

Franco Cutietta

Enrico Fermi
Robert Peter Gale

Robert Peter Gale

Dr. Louis Hempelman
Wesley Harrison

Wesley Harrison

Peter Oppenheimer
Brent Harrison

Brent Harrison

Peter Oppenheimer
Tom McFarlane

Tom McFarlane

Scientist
David C. Parnes

David C. Parnes

Raincoat Man
Allen Poirson

Allen Poirson

Harold McDonald
David Politzer

David Politzer

Robert Serber
Bill Rubenstein

Bill Rubenstein

Times Reporter
Ken Strausbaugh

Ken Strausbaugh

Observation Officer
Walter Sullivan

Walter Sullivan

Henry Stimson
Brian Wandell

Brian Wandell

Dennis Talmudge
John Williams

John Williams

Mack Stoddard
Stan Jones

Stan Jones

(voice)

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Movie Reviews

Reviews for Fat Man and Little Boy
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A Review by NickNaylor 3

Written by NickNaylor on 2021-06-06

Worthless imaginary drama that has nothing to do with the real manhatten project. Nothing more to say than save yourself the time and skip t... read more

Worthless imaginary drama that has nothing to do with the real manhatten project. Nothing more to say than save yourself the time and skip this piece of historically incorrect ...

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A Review by NickNaylor

Worthless imaginary drama that has nothing to do with the real manhatten project. Nothing more to say than save yourself the time and skip this piece of historically incorrect ......

reviewer avatar

A Review by NickNaylor 3

Written by NickNaylor on 2021-06-06

Worthless imaginary drama that has nothing to do with the real manhatten project. Nothing more to say than save yourself the time and skip this piece of historically incorrect ......

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