The Manhattan Project

"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."

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.

PG-13
| 1986 | 1 hr 57 min | 6.2/10 | 61/100
Cast
John Lithgow, Richard Council, Robert Schenkkan, Paul Austin
Language
English
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Also directed by Marshall Brickman

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The Manhattan Project Official Trailer #1 - John Lithgow Movie (1986) HD|2:13