The Manhattan Project (1986)

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Science-Fiction, Mystery & Thriller
1h 58min
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John Lithgow
John Mathewson
Cynthia Nixon
Jenny Anderman
Jill Eikenberry
Elizabeth Stephens
John Mahoney
Lt. Col. Conroy
Richard Jenkins
Radiation Controls Officer
Steve Blum
Laser Efficiency Kid (as Richard Cardona)


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.

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