The Race for the Double Helix Poster

Release Date: 1986

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Based on a true story, this film focuses on the quest to discover the building blocks of DNA. American scientist Jim Watson (Jeff Goldblum) joins forces with his English counterpart, Francis Crick (Tim Pigott-Smith), and together they strive to outdo their brilliant contemporaries as they make progress towards unlocking DNA's double-helix structure. The movie captures the personalities and tenacious attitudes of the researchers, particularly Watson and his considerable eccentricities.

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alan Howard, Juliet Stevenson, Betsy Brantley, Yves Aubert, Anthony Benson, Clive Panto

Director: Mick Jackson

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: England, Friendship, 1940s, Quest, Friend, 1950s, Competition, Rivalry, Engaging, Spirited

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