Fat Man and Little Boy Poster

Release Date: 1989

PG-13|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
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: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, Ron Frazier, John C. McGinley, Natasha Richardson

Director: Roland Joffé

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Emotional, 1940s, Wife, Tense