Fat Man And Little Boy

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  • PG-13
Fat Man and Little Boy (a.k.a. Shadow Makers in the UK) is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret Allied endeavor to develop the first nuclear weapons during World War II. The film is named after the weapons "Little Boy" and "Fat... read more
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Fat Man and Little Boy (a.k.a. Shadow Makers in the UK) is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret Allied endeavor to develop the first nuclear weapons during World War II. The film is named after the weapons "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively. The code names, originally Fat Man and Thin Man, were drawn from characters in the works of Dashiell Hammett. However, there's a possible secondary allusion to stout project director Gen. Leslie Groves and the slim scientific director, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. The film focuses much attention on the frequently strained relationship between the two men. The film was directed by Roland Joffé and written by Joffe and Bruce Robinson.

Original Release

10/20/1989

Cast

Bonnie Bedelia Kitty Oppenheimer
Dwight Schultz J. Robert Oppenheimer
John Cusack Michael Merriman
Laura Dern Kathleen Robinson
Natasha Richardson Jean Tatlock
Paul Newman General Leslie R. Groves
Ron Frazier Peer de Silva
John C. McGinley Richard Schoenfield
Ron Vawter Jamie Latrobe
Michael Brockman William 'Deke' Parsons
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roland Joffe

Writers

Bruce Robinson, Roland Joffe

Cast

Bonnie Bedelia Kitty Oppenheimer
Dwight Schultz J. Robert Oppenheimer
John Cusack Michael Merriman
Laura Dern Kathleen Robinson
Natasha Richardson Jean Tatlock
Paul Newman General Leslie R. Groves
Ron Frazier Peer de Silva
John C. McGinley Richard Schoenfield
Ron Vawter Jamie Latrobe
Michael Brockman William 'Deke' Parsons
Fred Thompson
Don Pugsley Bronston
David Brainard Samuel Allison
David Smith Scientist
Del Close Dr. Kenneth Whiteside
John Considine Robert Tuckson
Allan Corduner Franz Goethe (as Alan Corduner)
Joe D'Angerio Seth Neddermeyer (as Joseph D'Angerio)
Jon DeVries Johnny Mount (as Jon De Vries)
James Eckhouse Robert Harper

Producers

John Calley Executive Producer
Tony Garnett Producer
Kimberly Cooper Producer

Editors

Françoise Bonnot

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