The Manhattan Project

Paul Stevens' high school science project has gotten a little out of hand. He just built an atomic bomb. Now he's got 11 hours to make sure it doesn't work.

The Manhattan Project (1986)

Science FictionThriller

Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually assured destruction were key political and military issues.

Director: Marshall Brickman

Release Date: 1986-06-13
Status: Released
Run time: 118 min / 1:58
Budget: $18,000,000
Revenue: $3,900,000
Production Company : Gladden Entertainment
Production Country: United States of America



John Lithgow
John Mathewson
Christopher Collet
Paul Stephens
Cynthia Nixon
Jenny Anderman
Jill Eikenberry
Elizabeth Stephens
John Mahoney
Lt. Col. Conroy
Richard Jenkins
Radiation Controls Officer
Robert Sean Leonard
Steve Blum
Laser Efficiency Kid (as Richard Cardona)


Directing Marshall Brickman Director
Writing Marshall Brickman Writer
Writing Thomas Baum Writer
Production Marshall Brickman Producer
Production Jennifer Ogden Producer
Sound Philippe Sarde Original Music Composer
Camera Billy Williams Director of Photography
Editing Nina Feinberg Editor
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Art Philip Rosenberg Production Design
Art Robert Guerra Art Direction
Production Bruce McNall Producer
Production Roger Paradiso Associate Producer
Art Nina Ramsey Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Shay Cunliffe Costume Design

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