The Manhattan Project

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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.

Who Stars in The Manhattan Project

John Lithgow
John Mathewson

John Lithgow

Christopher Collet
Paul Stephens

Christopher Collet

Cynthia Nixon
Jenny Anderman

Cynthia Nixon

Jill Eikenberry
Elizabeth Stephens

Jill Eikenberry

John Mahoney
Lt. Col. Conroy

John Mahoney

Richard Jenkins
Radiation Controls Officer

Richard Jenkins


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Production

Gladden Entertainment


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1986-06-13

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 58 mins

Budget
$ 18,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 3,900,000.00 (USA)

Profit
($ 14,100,000.00) (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Science Fiction Thriller

Keywords
bomb helicopter plutonium laser heist fugitive teenager scientist nuclear science project


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