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  • The Manhattan Project (1986)
  • PG-13
    117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
The Manhattan Project (1986)
PG-13
117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A high school prodigy builds an atomic bomb with stolen plutonium to win the 45th National Science Fair and expose a nuclear weapons lab posing as nuclear medicine in Ithaca NY.
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Jun 13, 1986 (United States)

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65 cast members
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John Lithgow
John Mathewson John Mathewson   See fewer
Richard Council
Government Aide Government Aide   See fewer
Robert Schenkkan
Government Aide Government Aide   See fewer
Paul Austin
General General   See fewer
Adrian Sparks
Scientist Scientist   See fewer
Curt Dempster
Scientist Scientist   See fewer
Bran Ferren
Lab Assistant Lab Assistant   See fewer
Christopher Collet
Paul Stephens Paul Stephens   See fewer
Jill Eikenberry
Elizabeth Stephens Elizabeth Stephens   See fewer
Cynthia Nixon
Jenny Anderman Jenny Anderman   See fewer
Gregg Edelman
Science Teacher Science Teacher   See fewer
Abraham Unger
Roland (as Abe Unger) Roland (as Abe Unger)   See fewer
Robert Sean Leonard
Max (as Robert Leonard) Max (as Robert Leonard)   See fewer
David Quinn
Tennis Tennis   See fewer
Steve Borton
Local FBI Local FBI   See fewer
Harlan Cary Poe
Local FBI Local FBI   See fewer
Ned Schmidtke
Jenny's Parent Jenny's Parent   See fewer
Sarah Burke
Jenny's Parent Jenny's Parent   See fewer
Allen DeCheser
Jenny's Brother Jenny's Brother   See fewer
Arthur De Cheser
Jenny's Brother (as Arthur DeCheser) Jenny's Brother (as Arthur DeCheser)   See fewer
John Mahoney
Lt. Col. Conroy Lt. Col. Conroy   See fewer
Fred G. Smith
Conroy's Lieutenant Conroy's Lieutenant   See fewer
JD Cullum
Eccles (as John David Cullum) Eccles (as John David Cullum)   See fewer
Charles Fields
Price (as Charlie Fields) Price (as Charlie Fields)   See fewer
Eric Hsiao
Saito Saito   See fewer
Trevor Bolling
Halley's Comet Kid Halley's Comet Kid   See fewer
Steve Blum
Laser Efficiency Kid (as Richard Cardona) Laser Efficiency Kid (as Richard Cardona)   See fewer
Heather Rose Dominic
Flirting Kid (as Heather Dominic) Flirting Kid (as Heather Dominic)   See fewer
Bruce Smolanoff
Flirting Kid Flirting Kid   See fewer
Joan Kendall
Registrar Registrar   See fewer
Tom Tarpey
Injection Doctor Injection Doctor   See fewer
Roger Caine
FBI (as Alec Massey) FBI (as Alec Massey)   See fewer
Joan Harris
Barbara Collins - TV Reporter Barbara Collins - TV Reporter   See fewer
Kerry Donovan
Kerry Donovan - WBNG News Kerry Donovan - WBNG News   See fewer
Ken Chapin
Command Command   See fewer
Peter McRobbie
Electronics Electronics   See fewer
Warren Keith
Computer Computer   See fewer
Bruce Jarchow
Interrogator Interrogator   See fewer
Stephen Markle
Interogator Interogator   See fewer
Al Cerullo
Helicopter Pilot Helicopter Pilot   See fewer
Richard Jenkins
Radiation Controls Officer Radiation Controls Officer   See fewer
Sully Boyar
Night Guard Night Guard   See fewer
Timothy Carhart
Relief Guard Relief Guard   See fewer
Fred Melamed
Howard Howard   See fewer
Warren Manzi
Day Attendant Day Attendant   See fewer
Michael Telesco
Day Security Receptionist Day Security Receptionist   See fewer
Dan Butler
SWAT (as Dan E. Butler) SWAT (as Dan E. Butler)   See fewer
Sam Carrell
Mary (uncredited) Mary (uncredited)   See fewer
George Cron
Computer Operator (uncredited) Computer Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
E.J. Dougherty
Teen at Science Fair (uncredited) Teen at Science Fair (uncredited)   See fewer
Debbie Gibson
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
Keith Howard
Science Fair Kid (uncredited) Science Fair Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Hughes
D.O.D. Man (uncredited) D.O.D. Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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