The Manhattan Project (1986)

Science FictionThriller

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.

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Movie Score: 6.3/10 from 37 votes
Release Date: 1986-06-13
Status: Released
Run time: 118 min / 1:58
Production Studio : Gladden Entertainment
Production Country: United States of America
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The Manhattan Project Casts

John Lithgow
as John Mathewson
Christopher Collet
as Paul Stephens
Cynthia Nixon
as Jenny Anderman
Jill Eikenberry
as Elizabeth Stephens
John Mahoney
as Lt. Col. Conroy
Richard Jenkins
as Radiation Controls Officer
Robert Sean Leonard
as Max
Steve Blum
as Laser Efficiency Kid (as Richard Cardona)

The Manhattan Project Crew

Directing Marshall Brickman Director
Writing Marshall Brickman Writer
Writing Thomas Baum Writer
Production Marshall Brickman Producer
Production Jennifer Ogden Producer
Sound Philippe Sarde Original Music Composer
Camera Billy Williams Director of Photography
Editing Nina Feinberg Editor
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Art Philip Rosenberg Production Design
Art Robert Guerra Art Direction
Production Bruce McNall Producer
Production Roger Paradiso Associate Producer
Art Nina Ramsey Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Shay Cunliffe Costume Design