The Manhattan Project (1986)

PG-13   |    |  Sci-Fi, Thriller


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A high school prodigy builds an atomic bomb with stolen plutonium to win the 45th National Science Fair and expose a nuclear weapons lab posing as nuclear medicine in Ithaca NY.

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  • Christopher Collet and Cynthia Nixon in The Manhattan Project (1986)
  • Christopher Collet and Cynthia Nixon in The Manhattan Project (1986)
  • Christopher Collet and Cynthia Nixon in The Manhattan Project (1986)
  • Christopher Collet and Cynthia Nixon in The Manhattan Project (1986)
  • John Lithgow and Christopher Collet in The Manhattan Project (1986)
  • Christopher Collet and Cynthia Nixon in The Manhattan Project (1986)

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2 September 2002 | crash21
9
| Impractical, but a good story
I don't understand why this movie is so lowly rated. The movie has a really good plot, and I really like how there is even a little comedy combined with the movie's serious plot. The part in the beginning, where he steals from the government building is a little slow, I think because it didn't have much lines to back it up, but the movie picks-up when he actually starts to build the nuclear device. I wonder if the more comical moments had come from John Lithgow's roll in all of this. I especially like his jokes about the government works.

"They're gorillas, they can hurt you. If you try to talk it out with them, they'll lock you in a room somewhere and throw away the room."

"What did you want us to do, put up a neon sign saying 'secret weapons laboratory'?"

The Science Fair moments in the movie were also quite entertaining. Especially where they introduce themselves to the science fair kids, then when they get out with the same kids pulling them out of the room and resoling them out away from the government's agents.

The movie itself is somewhat unbelievable, but it's interesting and entertaining.

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