The Manhattan Project

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"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."
  • PG-13
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.2  (5,503)
  • 61

When Paul, a high school science whiz, stumbles upon a secret project being run by the government in Ithaca, New York, he soon discovers the project's only purpose is the development of a nuclear weapon. Concerned with the government's intentions, he enlists the help of his girlfriend Jenny Anderman, a Journalist, to expose the project. He decides to steal some plutonium and build a nuclear weapon of his own as a science project. When the government discovers the missing plutonium, the investigation leads them directly to Paul who must battle government efforts to recover the plutonium and silence him and his girlfriend forever.

The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project

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When Paul, a high school science whiz, stumbles upon a secret project being run by the government in Ithaca, New York, he soon discovers the project's only purpose is the development of a nuclear weapon. Concerned with the government's intentions, he enlists the help of his girlfriend Jenny Anderman, a Journalist, to expose the project.

He decides to steal some plutonium and build a nuclear weapon of his own as a science project. When the government discovers the missing plutonium, the investigation leads them directly to Paul who must battle government efforts to recover the plutonium and silence him and his girlfriend forever.

The Manhattan Project is a 1986 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 61.

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  • Release Date
    1986
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 57 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (5,503)
  • Metascore
    61