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Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | Video 29 September 1995
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.

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Peter Kuran
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Shatner ... Himself - Narrator
Edward Teller ... Himself - Nuclear Physicist (as Dr. Edward Teller)
W.H.P. Blandy W.H.P. Blandy ... Himself - Commander Joint Task Force One (archive footage) (as Vice Admiral W.H.P. Blandy)
Frank H. Shelton Frank H. Shelton ... Himself - Nuclear Weaponeer (as Dr. Frank H. Shelton)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
Adlai Stevenson ... Himself - U.S Ambassador (1961-1965) to the United Nations (archive footage)
Randall William Cook ... Newsreel Narrator (archive sound)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikolai Bulganin Nikolai Bulganin ... Himself (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage)
Everett Dirksen Everett Dirksen ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert Einstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Enrico Fermi ... Himself (archive footage)
Reed Hadley ... Himself (archive footage)
Averell Harriman ... Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage. Written by Peter Kuran <VCEinc@AOL.com>

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the goals of this film, put together by noted special effects man Peter Kuran (the "Star Wars" films), was to restore and preserve the actual films of the atomic bomb tests which were being neglected by the government and were deteriorating. See more »

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The story, names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are real. Some goats, pigs, and sheep were nuked during the original photography of some operations. See more »

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Where the Boys Are
by Neil Sedaka (as Neil Sadaka) and Howard Greenfield
© 1960 renewed 1988 Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
and Careers - BMG Music Publishing
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Used By Permission.
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Bombs Away!
27 August 2012 | by sol1218See all my reviews

Excellent documentary narrated by actor William Shatner about the dawn of the Nuclear Age with the detonation of the first Atomic Bomb in the New Mexican Desert in he early morning hours of July 16, 1945. With the Atomic bomb in US hands it wasn't long before it was dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing as much as 130,000 people and thus ending the Second World War.

It was after the war that the US started to test the atomic bomb in a number of islands and atolls in the vast Pacific Ocean which proved just how dangerous and destructive it was by vaporing both islands and ships, surplus destroyers battleships and even aircraft carriers, that the bomb was targeted at. It wasn't until late August 1949 that the US lost it's monopoly on the Atomic Bomb with the Soviet Unions detonation of its own in Eastern Siberia. With a major enemy the USSR now having the bomb which secrets was stolen from the US, by the likes of pro communists Klaus Fuchs and US Army Sergent David Greenglass and the Rosnebergs Julius & Ethel, from right under its nose the US was now determined to start testing bigger and far more destructive atomic or nuclear bombs. That in order to keep the Russians for gaining the upper hand over it in the race with the USA on the dead end road for achieving mutual destruction" or a Thermo Nuclear war which no side could possibly win.

The film documents the tests conducted by the US and USSR of nuclear weapons that by 1963 at the signing by the two nations of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty well over 330 atmospheric nuclear bombs were tested by the US Governemnt alone! If you add up all the other US nuclear tests,underwater and underground,they amount to some 1,000! That's not counting those conducted by the USSR and other nations with nuclear capacity, Britian and France, the number of nuclear tests reach almost 2,000 in just under 20 years after the first atomic bomb was exploded! It's a wonder that the world was still around by then since there was enough nuclear bombs exploded, one a monstrous 57 megaton blast by the Soviet Union, to have destroyed the Earth a couple of times over!

With all the nations with nuclear weapons coming to their senses in how dangerous they are and trying to stop making and testing them Communist China suddenly and unexpectedly joined the nuclear club on October 16, 1964 with an Hiroshima type blast in the Gobi Desert making whatever gains in stopping the spread of nuclear weapons a mute point! With Communist China's leadership not willing to stop making and testing their new discovered toy or WMD: Weapon of Mass Destruction.

One of if not the best documentary ever made about the both Atomic & Hydrogen Bomb with first time never before shown rare US and USSR as well as Communist China government footage that brings out just how destructive these devices are. Even in peace time nuclear tests have destroyed and polluted, with nuclear radiation, thousands of square miles of sea and land making it both uninhabitable and void of any signs of life. You can just imagine what a real nuclear war could do if a world leader of a country that has the bomb is crazy enough to start one.


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