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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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$18,000,000
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$1,503,545
Gross (US & Canada)
$3,900,000
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$3,900,000
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Jun 13, 1986 (United States)

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John Lithgow
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Steve Borton
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Harlan Cary Poe
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Charles Fields
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6.1 / 10 | 5,061 votes