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.
Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet) and Wilmer Cook (Elisha Cook Jr.) are referred to as "Fat Man" and "Little Boy" in the movie The Maltese Falcon (1941) by Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart). These are the names used for the two atomic bombs dropped in Japan on Nagasaki and Hiroshima during the Second World War respectively.
Gen. Leslie R. Groves:
I want three stories. The first, if we succeed. The second, if we fail. The third, if we disintegrate.
General officers do not wear branch insignia. All the general officers in this film do.
$1,476,994 (USA) (20 October 1989)
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