Day One Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for Day One the Movie

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Vivid re-creation of one of the most turbulent periods of American history--the WWII race to build the atomic bomb. Chronicles the two year top-secret efforts of the Manhattan Project, with General Leslie Groves (Dennehy) having to supervise the project and contain the scientific rivalries. Outstanding cast, with Strathairn notable as physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Adapted from "Day One: Before Hiroshima and After" by Peter Wyden.


Available on VHS
Running time 141 minutes.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Science & Scientists, True Stories
David W. Rintels
Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker, Hume Cronyn, Richard Dysart, Barnard Hughes, Hal Holbrook, David Ogden Stiers, John McMartin
Joseph Sargent
Mason Daring

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