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Day One (1989)

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TV Movie | 141 min | Drama, History

Based on true events surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, this drama follows the complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves. Assigned to oversee the project, ...See moreBased on true events surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, this drama follows the complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves. Assigned to oversee the project, Groves chooses Oppenheimer to build the historic bomb. But, when World War II inspires the government to use the weapon, Szilard reconsiders his opinions about atomic warfare. Written by Jwelch5742 See less
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Peter Wyden (book "Day One: Before Hiroshima and After") | David W. Rintels (teleplay)
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Curtis A. Schnell (as Curtis Schnell)
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Mar 5, 1989 (United States)

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66 cast members
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Brian Dennehy
Gen. Leslie Groves Gen. Leslie Groves   See fewer
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David Strathairn
J. Robert Oppenheimer J. Robert Oppenheimer   See fewer
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Michael Tucker
Leo Szilard Leo Szilard   See fewer
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Hume Cronyn
James F. Byrnes James F. Byrnes   See fewer
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Richard Dysart
President Harry S. Truman President Harry S. Truman   See fewer
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Hal Holbrook
Gen. George Marshall Gen. George Marshall   See fewer
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Barnard Hughes
Secretary of War Henry Stimson Secretary of War Henry Stimson   See fewer
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John McMartin
Dr. Arthur Compton Dr. Arthur Compton   See fewer
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David Ogden Stiers
President Franklin D. Roosevelt President Franklin D. Roosevelt   See fewer
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Anne Twomey
Kitty Oppenheimer Kitty Oppenheimer   See fewer
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Ron Frazier
Colonel Pash Colonel Pash   See fewer
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Olek Krupa
Edward Teller Edward Teller   See fewer
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Ken Pogue
Groves's Commanding Officer Groves's Commanding Officer   See fewer
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Gary Reineke
Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower   See fewer
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John Seitz
Under Secretary of the Navy Ralph A. Bard Under Secretary of the Navy Ralph A. Bard   See fewer
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Tony Shalhoub
Enrico Fermi Enrico Fermi   See fewer
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Ester Spitz
Trude Weiss Trude Weiss   See fewer
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Ron White
Colonel Nichols Colonel Nichols   See fewer
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Stephan Balint
Eugen Wigner Eugen Wigner   See fewer
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Peter Boretski
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein   See fewer
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Patrick Breen
Richard Feynman Richard Feynman   See fewer
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Vlasta Vrana
Hans Bethe Hans Bethe   See fewer
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George Popovich
Samuel Goudsmit Samuel Goudsmit   See fewer
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Lorne Brass
Klaus Fuchs Klaus Fuchs   See fewer
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Michael Sinelnikoff
Lord Rutherford Lord Rutherford   See fewer
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Haakon Chevalier Haakon Chevalier   See fewer
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Fritz Buchinger
Dr. Vincent Dr. Vincent   See fewer
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Kliment Denchev
Michael Polanyi Michael Polanyi   See fewer
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Ilse Polanyi Ilse Polanyi   See fewer
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Timothy Webber
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Robert Wilson Robert Wilson   See fewer
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Jack Wisnovsky Jack Wisnovsky   See fewer
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Isabelle Mejias
Mrs. Trowbridge Mrs. Trowbridge   See fewer
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Robert Serber Robert Serber   See fewer
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George R. Robertson
Ed Condon Ed Condon   See fewer
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Dee McCafferty
William 'Deke' Parsons William 'Deke' Parsons   See fewer
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Tom Butler
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Robert Morelli
T.O. Jones T.O. Jones   See fewer
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James Tuck James Tuck   See fewer
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David Bolt
Harry Gold Harry Gold   See fewer
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David Ferry
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Heinar Piller
Fleischmann Fleischmann   See fewer
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François Klanfer
Haagen Kistiakowski Haagen Kistiakowski   See fewer
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Joel Miller
George Kistiakowski George Kistiakowski   See fewer
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Michael J. Reynolds
Kenneth Bainbridge Kenneth Bainbridge   See fewer
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Admiral William D. Leahy Admiral William D. Leahy   See fewer
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Nicholas Kilbertus
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Joe Cazalet
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Chemist Chemist   See fewer
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Alfred MacCormack Alfred MacCormack   See fewer
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John J. McCloy John J. McCloy   See fewer
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Allan Dulles Allan Dulles   See fewer
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Alexander Sachs Alexander Sachs   See fewer
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General Pa Watson General Pa Watson   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 341 votes