Fat Man & Little Boy

Fat Man & Little Boy

Director: Roland Joffé Cast: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia

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"Fat Man" and "Little Boy" were the nicknames given the atomic bombs that were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the waning days of World War II. This elaborately assembled film is the story of the events leading up to the dawn of the atomic age. Paul Newman plays General Leslie Groves, a hard-nosed career soldier who in 1942 finds himself the reluctant "nursemaid" to a group of idealistic scientists in Los Alamos, New Mexico. As the military head of the top-secret Manhattan Project, Groves intends to have the operation run by the book--and failing that, to have things his way at all costs. The film's storyline narrows down to a battle of egos between Groves and atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Dwight Schultz), in his own way as contentious and childishly single-purposed as the general.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2019
UPC: 0032429330420
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:06:00
Sales rank: 10,714

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Gen. Leslie R. Groves
Dwight Schultz J. Robert Oppenheimer
Bonnie Bedelia Kitty Oppenheimer
John Cusack Michael Merriman
Laura Dern Kathleen Robinson
Natasha Richardson Jean Tatlock
John C. McGinley Richard Schoenfield
Ron Vawter Jamie Latrobe
Marek Alboszta Scientist
Steven Baigelman Dr. Avenell
Frank Benettieri Messenger
David Brainard Samuel Allison
Alan Corduner Franz Goethe
Walter Edmiston Voice Only
Matthew Faison Voice Only
Nancy Foy Actor
Robert Peter Gale Dr. Louis Hempelmann
Brent Harrison Peter Oppenheimer
Wesley Harrison Peter Oppenheimer
Stan Jones Voice Only
Donald MacKechnie James Tuck
Madison Mason Boris Pash
Tom McFarlane Scientist
Alan Oppenheimer Voice Only
David C. Parnes Raincoat Man
Allen Poirson Howard McDonald
Bill Rubenstein Times Reporter
Ken Strausbaugh Observation Officer
Walter Sullivan Henry Stimson
Brian Wandell Dennis Talmudge
John Williams Mack Stoddard
Michael Brockman William "Deke" Parsons
Del Close Dr. Kenneth Whiteside
John Considine Robert Tuckson
Roger Cubicciotti Frank Oppenheimer
Franco Cutietta Enrico Fermi
Jon de Vries Johnny Mount
James Eckhouse Norbert Harper
Todd Field Robert Wilson
Mary Pat Gleason Dora Welsh
Clark Gregg Douglas Panton
Peter Halasz George Kistiakowsky
Gerald Hiken Leo Szilard
Arthur Holden Oakridge Doctor
Ed Lauter Whitney Ashbridge
Christopher Pieczynski Otto Frisch
David Politzer Robert Serber
Don Pugsley Bronson
Logan Ramsey Gen. Brehon Somervell
Fred Dalton Thompson Melrose Hayden Barry
Jim True Donald Hornig
Barry Yourgrau Edward Teller
Ronald C. Frazier Peer de Silva

Technical Credits
Roland Joffé Director,Screenwriter
Françoise Bonnot Editor
John Calley Executive Producer
Dorree Cooper Set Decoration/Design
Marilyn Corwin Choreography
Fred Cramer Special Effects
Nic Ede Costumes/Costume Designer
Bran Ferren Consultant/advisor
Gregg Fonseca Production Designer
Larry Fulton Art Director
Robert Peter Gale Consultant/advisor
Tony Garnett Producer
David Gonzalez Production Designer
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Bruce Robinson Original Story,Screenwriter
Tom Shaw Production Designer
Peter Smith Art Director
Warren Stevens Stunts
Ken Strausbaugh Producer
Monty Westmore Makeup
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fat Man and Little Boy
0. General Groves
0. Man For The Job
0. The Device
0. Nineteen Months
0. Room To Breathe
0. Just Instinct
0. Blindsided
0. Jean Tatlock
0. Problems At The Lab
0. The Telegram
0. Victory
0. Pros And Cons
0. Crisis Of Conscience
0. No Prior Warning
0. Not Responsible
0. Big Enough?
0. In A Dark Place
0. Countdown
0. Free To Choose

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Fat Man & Little Boy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very underappreciated film which boasts terrific performances by Paul Newman, Laura Dern and John Cussak. The subject matter may have kept ticket sales down, but this is a film that should be seen. The clash between the military wanting 'the gizmo,' and the scientist's moral questions plays as a great drama. It's about time it came out on DVD.