Fat Man and Little Boy


2h 7m 1989

Brief Synopsis

A general and a physicist work together on the most powerful weapon ever created by man during World War II. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie R. Groves butt heads as they work side by side on the top-secret Manhattan Project that will introduce nuclear weapons into a war-weary world.

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Schattenmacher, Les Maitres de l'Ombre, Maitres de l'Ombre, Schattenmacher, Die, Shadow Makers
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Torreon, Mexico; Mapimi, Mexico; Durango, Mexico; San Francisco, California, USA; Mexico City, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

A general and a physicist work together on the most powerful weapon ever created by man during World War II. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie R. Groves butt heads as they work side by side on the top-secret Manhattan Project that will introduce nuclear weapons into a war-weary world.

Crew

Frank Benetierri

Special Effects Assistant

Roberto Bockman

Assistant Director

Frantoise Bonnot

Editor

Matthew Booth

Assistant Editor

Garnett Brown

Song

John Calley

Executive Producer

Daniel Camhi

Assistant Director

Frank Clarke

Construction Coordinator

Charles Collum

Construction Coordinator

Dorree Cooper

Set Decorator

Kimberley Cooper

Associate Producer

Robert Cornog

Technical Advisor

Marilyn Corwin

Choreographer

Fred Cramer

Special Effects Supervisor

Gregroy J Curda

Foley Mixer

C Marie Davis

Editor

Carole Lee Davis

Scenic Artist

John Pierre Dechene

Effects Assistant

Angela Dodson

Costumes

Ken Dufva

Foley Artist

Paul Dukas

Music

Nic Ede

Costume Designer

David Fein

Foley Artist

Bran Ferren

Technical Advisor

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Donald Flick

Sound Editor

Judee Flick

Foley Editor

Stephen Hunter Flick

Sound Editor

Gregg Fonseca

Production Designer

Nancy Foy

Casting

Gayle Fraser-baigelman

Accounting Assistant

Ricardo Frera

Production Accountant

Larry Fulton

Art Director

Robert Peter Gale

Technical Advisor

Tony Garnett

Producer

Lizabeth Gelber

Editor

Michael Gershman

Camera Operator

Claudia Gomez

Assistant Director

David Gonzalez

Production Manager

Ruben Gonzalez

Assistant Director

Thomas A Gordon

Transportation Coordinator

Frank Griffin

Makeup

Judy Guerrero

Other

Miguel Gurza

Animal Trainer

Barbara Harris

Casting

Jose Dolores Herrera

Assistant

Luis Horcasitas

Hairdresser

Dream Quest Images

Special Effects

Robert E Jason

Lighting Technician

Roland Joffe

Screenplay

Carol Juk

Production Coordinator

Kurt Kaynor

Choreographer

Justin Klarenbeck

Visual Effects Supervisor

Robert J Litt

Sound

William Maldonado

Construction Coordinator

Colin Manning

Dolly Grip

Steve Maslow

Sound

Susan Mazzei

Sound Editor

David K Mccullough

Visual Effects

Stewart Meachem

Costumes

Roger Meade

Assistant

Agustin Meza

Camera Assistant

Michael Milgrom

Property Master

Oscar Mitt

Sound Editor

Ennio Morricone

Music

Ernesto Munoz

Boom Operator

Roberto Maldonado Munoz

Assistant

Bob Noland

Color Timer

Eamonn O'keeffe

Camera Assistant

Andrew G Patterson

Adr Editor

Johanna Persons

Unit Production Manager

Randy Peters

Transportation Coordinator

Louis B Phillips

Production Auditor

Denise Pizzini Robinson

Set Decorator

Stephen Powell

Sound Mixer

Stephen Purvis

Sound Editor

Pat Rambaut

Script Supervisor

Larry Ramin

Researcher

William J Randall

Sound Mixer

Edward Reese

Assistant

Roberto Rivera

Camera Operator

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

Bruce Robinson

Screenplay

Bruce Robinson

From Story

Bill Jack Rodgers

Assistant

Gregg Rudloff

Sound

Greg P. Russell

Sound

John Samson

Construction Coordinator

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Casting Associate

Bob Scifo

Matte Painter

Anne Shaw

Production Coordinator

Tom Shaw

Production Manager

Tom Shaw

Property Master

Tony Sherin

Assistant Editor

Charles Ewing Smith

Sound Editor

Peter Lansdown Smith

Art Director

Chris Soldo

Assistant Director

Peter Sorel

Photography

Gail Stempler

Location Manager

Warren A. Stevens

Stunt Coordinator

Warren A. Stevens

Other

Theresa Strottman

Assistant

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music

Michael Tyler

Post-Production Assistant

Elliot Tyson

Sound

Edouard Van Remoortel

Music Conductor

Gabriela Vazquez

Assistant Director

Claude J Viator

Assistant Art Director

Frank Waldeck

Other

Bill Westley

Assistant Director

Monty Westmore

Makeup Supervisor

Monty Westmore

Hair

David A. Whittaker

Sound Editor

Joseph E. Winner

Song

Rick A Young

Property Master

William Zsigmond

Director Of Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Schattenmacher, Les Maitres de l'Ombre, Maitres de l'Ombre, Schattenmacher, Die, Shadow Makers
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Torreon, Mexico; Mapimi, Mexico; Durango, Mexico; San Francisco, California, USA; Mexico City, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 20, 1989

Released in United States February 1990

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1990.

Began shooting October 24, 1988.

Released in United States Fall October 20, 1989

Released in United States February 1990 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1990.)