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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13
127 min | Biography, Drama, History

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
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Writers
Bruce Robinson (story) (screenplay) | Roland Joffé (screenplay)
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Budget
$ 30,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 1,476,994
Gross (USA)
$ 3,563,162
Gross (World)
$ 3,563,162
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Release date
Oct 20, 1989 (United States)

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Paul Newman
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Michael Merriman Michael Merriman   See fewer
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Laura Dern
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Ron Frazier
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John C. McGinley
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Natasha Richardson
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Ron Vawter
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Michael Brockman
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Del Close
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John Considine
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Allan Corduner
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Joe D'Angerio
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Jon DeVries
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Todd Field
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Mary Pat Gleason
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Clark Gregg
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Arthur Holden
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Ed Lauter
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6.5 / 10 | 6,189 votes