The Manhattan Project

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The Manhattan Project

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The Manhattan Project

Release Date: June 13, 1986

Year    :   1986
Slogan    :   «Paul Stevens' high school science project has gotten a little out of hand. He just built an atomic bomb. Now he's got 11 hours to make sure it doesn't work.»
Genres    :   Science Fiction, Thriller
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox, Gladden Entertainment
Director    :   Marshall Brickman
Producers    :   Juliet Taylor, Marshall Brickman, Roger Paradiso, Bruce McNall, Jennifer Ogden
Writers    :   Marshall Brickman, Thomas Baum
RunTime    :   118 mins.
Budget    :   18000000
Revenue    :   3900000

Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually assured destruction were key political and military issues.

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