Fat Man and Little Boy

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Movie Info

Assigned to oversee the development of the atomic bomb, Gen. Leslie Groves (Paul Newman) is a stern military man determined to have the project go according to plan. Groves selects J. Robert Oppenheimer (Dwight Schultz) as the key scientist on the top-secret operation, but the two men clash fiercely on a number of issues. Despite their frequent conflicts, Groves and Oppenheimer ultimately push ahead with two bomb designs -- the bigger "Fat Man" and the more streamlined "Little Boy."

Cast & Crew

Paul Newman
Gen. Leslie R. Groves
Dwight Schultz
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Bonnie Bedelia
Kitty Oppenheimer
John Cusack
Michael Merriman
Laura Dern
Kathleen Robinson
Ron Frazier
Peter de Silva
John C. McGinley
Capt. Richards Schoenfield, MD
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Critic Reviews for Fat Man and Little Boy

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (10)

Audience Reviews for Fat Man and Little Boy

  • Jun 27, 2011
    Its an amateurish disaster.There is no focus and any serious moral posturing that could have been put worth is ruined by oversimplifying the questions and the answers.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2010
    Sheesh almost as dull as an Adams opera about the Manhattan project.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2008
    As a medical professional, the second half of this movie was really interesting to me. Two of the scientists who worked on this bomb unwittingly became the first cases of acute radiation sickness. Little was known about radiation poisoning before the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2007
    the creation of the atomic bomb by the u.s militery, there race to be the first in the summer of 1942, before the russians, or indeed the nazis get there first, and eventual, desision politically wether it should be dropped, johgn cusack as one of a bunch of scientists and newman good as ever, as the militery man in charge of it all
    scott g Super Reviewer

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