Sakharov Poster

Release Date: 1984

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
Andrei Sakharov (Jason Robards) is an acclaimed nuclear physicist living in Moscow. Though he leads the development of Russia's hydrogen bomb, Andrei becomes politically disillusioned as tensions between the U.S.S.R. and the United States continue to rise. He willfully jeopardizes his career by speaking out against his government's oppression of the Russian people, and is eventually demoted. Unfazed, Andrei publishes essays critical of the Soviet government, and is exiled to a small city.

Cast: Jason Robards, Glenda Jackson, Nicol Williamson, Frank Finlay, Michael Bryant, Paul Freeman, Anna Massey, Joe Melia

Director: Jack Gold

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Engaging, Quest, 1970s, Small town, Transformation, Husband, Underdog

Awards

Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television