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

  1. Bruce Robinson

    Screenplay, Writer

  2. Roland Joffé

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Gen. Leslie R. Groves

  2. Dwight Schultz

    Dwight Schultz

    J. Robert Oppenheimer

  3. Bonnie Bedelia

    Bonnie Bedelia

    Kitty Oppenheimer

  4. John Cusack

    John Cusack

    Michael Merriman

  5. Laura Dern

    Laura Dern

    Kathleen Robinson

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Fat Man and Little Boy
Fat Man and Little Boy



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 20, 1989


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 7m

Budget -

Revenue -



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