Day One Poster

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Based on true events surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, this drama follows the complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard (Michael Tucker), scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (David Strathairn) and Gen. Leslie Groves (Brian Dennehy). Assigned to oversee the project, Groves chooses Oppenheimer to build the historic bomb. But, when World War II inspires the government to use the weapon, Szilard reconsiders his opinions about atomic warfare.

Cast: Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Transformation, 1930s, Quest, 1940s, Rivalry, Engaging, Tense, Rousing