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The Day After Trinity (1981)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 20 January 1981 (USA)
Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hans Bethe ... Himself
Holm Bursom Holm Bursom ... Himself
Haakon Chevalier Haakon Chevalier ... Himself
Stirling Colgate Stirling Colgate ... Himself
Freeman Dyson ... Himself
Jon Else Jon Else ... Interviewer
Susan Evans Susan Evans ... Herself
Francis Fergusson Francis Fergusson ... Himself
Paul Frees ... Narrator (voice)
Leslie Groves ... Himself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Ingram Elizabeth Ingram ... Herself
Robert Krohn Robert Krohn ... Himself
Dave MacDonald Dave MacDonald ... Himself
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage)
Dorothy McKibben Dorothy McKibben ... Herself
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Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon completion of his wonderful and horrible invention became a powerful spokesperson against the nuclear arms race. Written by Neal Grigsby <ngrigsby@uclink2.berkeley.edu>

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Country:

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English

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20 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az atombomba születése See more »

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KTEH See more »
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The same photo of Oppenheimer can also be seen stuck to a computer monitor in Jurrasic Park (1993) along with a Post-it reading "beginning of baby boom" and a sketch of an atomic explosion. See more »

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And After All Was Said And Done....
6 September 2015 | by roddekkerSee all my reviews

Meet "The Father of the Atomic Bomb", Robert Oppenheimer.

In 1942, brilliant physicist, Robert Oppenheimer, joined the top-secret "Manhattan Project" team which had set up its headquarters near the isolated town of Lamy, New Mexico (located in the desert wasteland).

By 1945, Oppenheimer, and his diligent colleagues, had perfected the Atomic bomb. And, yes, it was, then, in retaliation to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour that the US government (inevitably) ordered that this most-destructive weapon of all be dropped directly onto Hiroshima.

Riddled with guilt over America's horrendous act of mass annihilation, Oppenheimer spent the remainder of his years trying (but to no avail) to somehow undo the wrong he believed he had inadvertently committed as a result of giving birth to the Atomic bomb.

But, alas - No matter how noble a man's pursuit for the greater good may be, it's what happens, later, when those of very questionable ethics get to play their hand in this ever-treacherous game of "life".


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