PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
According to website Wikipedia, "the story of the second accident involving the demon core (entitled "Risky Radiation") was featured in an episode of Dark Matters: Twisted But True (2011) [Season 2, Episode 4], and the first accident [was also] mentioned" [See: Dark Matters: Twisted But True: Amnesiac, Party Poopers, Risky Radiation (2012)].
Hey Oppenheimer! Oppenheimer! You oughta stop playing God, 'cause you're no good at it, and the position's taken!
In the first shot of the experiment that Michael Merriman is performing, with the two hemispheres of beryllium surrounding a core of plutonium held slightly apart, he measures the gap between the hemispheres with a dial caliper - but the dial caliper was not developed until after the war.
$1,476,994 (USA) (20 October 1989)