The Manhattan Project Poster

Release Date: 1986

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
Ingenious adolescent Paul Stephens (Christopher Collet) learns about the grim prospects of nuclear aftermath when his mom becomes romantically involved with government scientist John Mathewson (John Lithgow), who is currently experimenting with the ingredients for atomic warfare. Shaken by what he sees, Paul decides to nab the destructive materials and make a small-scale display of their horrible powers at the New York Science Fair, but the Secret Service isn't pleased with his actions.

Cast: John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Cynthia Nixon, Jill Eikenberry, John Mahoney, Sully Boyar, Richard Council, Robert Schenkkan

Director: Marshall Brickman

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Gladden Entertainment

Keywords: Growing up, Escape, Brash, Underdog, Emotional, New York City, Girlfriend, Love, 1980s