The Manhattan Project (1986)

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.

  • Marshall Brickman

  • Marshall Brickman
  • Thomas Baum

Release Date: 1986-06-13
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 118
  • Budget: $18,000,000
  • Revenue: $3,900,000
Steve Blum
Steve Blum
Laser Efficiency Kid (as Richard Cardona)
Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenber...
Elizabeth Stephens
John Mahoney
John Mahoney
Lt. Col. Conroy
John Lithgow
John Lithgow
John Mathewson
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
Jenny Anderman
Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenki...
Radiation Controls Officer
Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean L...
Christopher Collet
Christopher C...
Paul Stephens
Robert Schenkkan
Robert Schenk...
Government Aide
Richard Council
Richard Counc...
Government Aide
Fred Melamed
Fred Melamed
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