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In this nail-biting thriller, Paul (CHRISTOPHER COLLET), a bright 16-year-old, discovers that his mother's boyfriend Dr. Mathewson (JOHN LITHGOW) is refining plutonium undercover, right in their neighborhood. Intent on exposing the secret weapons factory, Paul steals some plutonium with the help of his girlfriend (CYNTHIA NIXON) and constructs his own atomic bomb. By the time Dr. Mathewson discovers the plutonium is missing and informs the government, the device is built - but the timer inadvertently turns on, beginning a countdown to nuclear catastrophe. Suspenseful to the last few seconds, this intriguing, provocative story takes its name from the real Manhattan Project in the 1940s that brought about the development of the first nuclear weapon used in World War II.
Loved it as a kid when it came out and still love it.... and still relevant.Published 5 days ago by Nathan J. Bargar
Cool movie, Kids do a good job in it.
It's why I watched it, because of there version of the story. Read more
The Manhattan Project is an excellent movie which developed characters, and an interesting plot. Well done.Published 1 month ago by Online shopper
One of my most favorite old movies! I loved it so much, I tracked down the propmaker, and tried to buy it!! (He still has it but declined. Partypooper). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shawn Hughes
I love this movie but watchng the DVD was the first time I rememb er seeing the opening scene. I am glad to have this movie in my collection.Published 6 months ago by Trent J. Perez