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Fat Man and Little Boy (a.k.a. Shadow Makers in the UK) is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret Allied endeavor to develop the first nuclear weapons during World War II. The film is named after the weapons "Fat Man" and "Little Boy" detonated over Nagasaki and Hiroshima, respectively. The code names, originally Fat Man and Thin Man, were drawn from characters in the works of Dashiell Hammett. However, there's a possible secondary allusion to stout project director Gen. Leslie Groves and the slim scientific director, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. The film focuses much attention on the frequently strained relationship between the two men... Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Man_and_Little_Boy
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Fat Man and Little Boy

Fat Man and Little Boy (a.k.a. Shadow Makers in the UK) is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret Allied endeavor to develop the first nuclear weapons during World War II. The film is named after the weapons "Fat Man" and "Little Boy" detonated over Nagasaki and Hiroshima, respectively. The code names, originally Fat Man and Thin Man, were drawn from characters in the works of Dashiell Hammett. However, there's a possible secondary allusion to stout project director Gen. Leslie Groves and the slim scientific director, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. The film focuses much attention on the frequently strained relationship between the two men... Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Man_and_Little_Boy
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Roland Joffe Directed By: Roland Joffe
Tony Garnett Produced By: Tony Garnett
Roland Joffe, Bruce Robinson Written By: Roland Joffe, Bruce Robinson
Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, John C. McGinley Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, John C. McGinley
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Directed By:
Roland Joffe
Written By:
Roland Joffe
Actors:
Dwight Schultz
John C. McGinley
See Also
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