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.

Directing:
  • Marshall Brickman

Writing:
  • Marshall Brickman
  • Thomas Baum

Stars:
Release Date: 1986-06-13
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 118
  • Budget: $18,000,000
  • Revenue: $3,900,000
John Lithgow
John Lithgow
John Mathewson
Christopher Collet
Christopher C...
Paul Stephens
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
Jenny Anderman
Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenber...
Elizabeth Stephens
John Mahoney
John Mahoney
Lt. Col. Conroy
Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenki...
Radiation Controls Officer
Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean L...
Max
Steve Blum
Steve Blum
Laser Efficiency Kid (as Richard Cardona)
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