The Manhattan Project

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Run time: 117 mins

In Theaters: Friday 13th June 1986

Box Office Worldwide: $3.9M

Budget: $500 thousand

Distributed by: HBO Video

Production compaines: Gladden Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 9

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: John Lithgow as John Mathewson, Christopher Collet as Paul Stephens, Cynthia Nixon as Jenny Anderman, Jill Eikenberry as Elizabeth Stephens, John Mahoney as Lt. Col. Conroy, Richard Jenkins as Radiation Controls Officer, Robert Sean Leonard as Max

The Manhattan Project Movie Review


What kid doesn't want to build a nuclear bomb? This fantastic journey follows a teen (Christopher Collet, long since retired from acting) as he discovers a plutonium skunkworks in his suburban backyard, proceeds to steal some of it, and build his own nuclear weapon to enter into the science fair. It's a wild ride and tons of fun, with comedy, genuine tension, and lots of geeky science fun. Highly underrated... watch especially for Cynthia Nixon as Collet's love interest -- about 15 years before she'd hit it big on Sex and the City, with a far, far worse haircut.

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