Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, History

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) Poster

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.




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  • John Cusack and Dwight Schultz in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Paul Newman and Dwight Schultz in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Bonnie Bedelia and Dwight Schultz in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Roland Joffé and Dwight Schultz in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Bonnie Bedelia in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

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Roland Joffé


Bruce Robinson (story), Bruce Robinson (screenplay), Roland Joffé (screenplay)

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11 December 2002 | MRyerson2
A Great Movie, Despite What They Say...
Cold War enthusiasts are like Civil War enthusiasts in that they get extremely upset when something is portrayed differently than it actually happened (or differently than they THINK it happened). When you read a negative review of this movie, that is what you are seeing. It may not be 100% factual with the timeline and all of that, but who cares? It is still an excellent movie. The acting is wonderful and the message is even better. Dwight Schultz does an amazing job with his role. The entire cast must have lost 50 lbs each to look like skinny 1940s people. If you haven't seen this film, see it. If you have and you didn't like it, please see it again and look at it with an open heart. It truly questions the moral issues of developing the bomb. It makes you think!

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