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Fat Man and Little Boy
Character: Kathleen Robinson
Directed by: Roland Joffé
Written by: Bruce Robinson, Roland Joffé
Produced by: Tony Garnett
Other cast: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia
Release date: October 20, 1989
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Running time: 2h 7min

Assigned to oversee the development of the atomic bomb, Gen. Leslie Groves is a stern military man determined to have the project go according to plan. Groves selects J. Robert Oppenheimer as the key scientist on the top-secret operation, but the two men clash fiercely on a number of issues. Despite their frequent conflicts, Groves and Oppenheimer ultimately push ahead with two bomb designs -- the bigger "Fat Man" and the more streamlined "Little Boy."

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