Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, History

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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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  • Bonnie Bedelia in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Bonnie Bedelia and Dwight Schultz in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Natasha Richardson in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Roland Joffé and Dwight Schultz in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • John Cusack and Dwight Schultz in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  • Paul Newman and Dwight Schultz 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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16 March 2000 | pmyers
| I enjoyed the movie enough to watch it 3 times.
The movie seemed a little slow at first. But it picked up speed and got right to the point. It showed exactly how the government and the scientist argued for humanity and the reasons of the "gadget". I enjoyed it. It is very close to reality as any movie about the Atomic Bombs that were to be dropped on Japan. I have recommended it to friends. I was particularly pleased with the acting ability of Dwight Schultz.

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