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The Manhattan Project (1986)

The Manhattan Project (1986)

Paul Stevens' high school science project has gotten a little out of hand. He just built an atomic bomb. Now he's got 11 hours to make sure it doesn't work. Jun. 13, 1986 (USA) 118 Min. PG-13
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John Lithgow isJohn Mathewson
John Mathewson
Christopher Collet isPaul Stephens
Paul Stephens
Cynthia Nixon isJenny Anderman
Jenny Anderman
Jill Eikenberry isElizabeth Stephens
Elizabeth Stephens
John Mahoney isLt. Col. Conroy
Lt. Col. Conroy
Richard Jenkins isRadiation Controls Officer
Radiation Controls Officer

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Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film’s underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually assured destruction were key political and military issues.

Original title The Manhattan Project
IMDb Rating 6.1 4,251 votes
TMDb Rating 5.9 10 votes