Day One (1989)

13 03/05/1989 (US) HistoryDramaTV Movie 2h 21m
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This day will go down in history as a black mark against mankind.


Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and policy makers debate how and when to use the bomb.

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  2. David W. Rintels


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  1. Brian Dennehy

    Brian Dennehy

    Gen. Leslie Groves

  2. David Strathairn

    David Strathairn

    J. Robert Oppenheimer

  3. Michael Tucker

    Michael Tucker

    Leo Szilard

  4. Hume Cronyn

    Hume Cronyn

    James F. Byrnes

  5. Richard Dysart

    Richard Dysart

    President Harry S. Truman

  6. Hal Holbrook

    Hal Holbrook

    Gen. George Marshall

  7. Barnard Hughes

    Barnard Hughes

    Henry Stimson

  8. John McMartin

    John McMartin

    Dr. Arthur Compton

  9. David Ogden Stiers

    David Ogden Stiers

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Original Language English

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