Day One


3h 1989

Brief Synopsis

A television movie dramatizing the story of the Manhattan Project and the race to develop the atomic bomb. The saga revolves around three main characters: General Leslie R. Groves, the military man who spear-headed the endeavor; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of the project; and

Film Details

Also Known As
AT&T Presents (03/05/89)
Release Date
1989
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Synopsis

A television movie dramatizing the story of the Manhattan Project and the race to develop the atomic bomb. The saga revolves around three main characters: General Leslie R. Groves, the military man who spear-headed the endeavor; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of the project; and Leo Szilard, a Hungarian Jewish physicist who escaped Nazi Germany with formulations for creating the then-theoretical nuclear chain reaction, and who labored to convince the British and American governments of the need to develop an atomic weapon before the Nazis did.

Film Details

Also Known As
AT&T Presents (03/05/89)
Release Date
1989
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video February 2, 1994

Aired in United States March 5, 1989

John McMartin replaced the late John Houseman in the role of Dr. Arthur Holly Compton when the latter became ill shortly before he was to start filming.

Completed shooting in August 22, 1988.

Began shooting in July 7, 1988.