Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

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By Scott Goldfine

Dwight Schultz stars as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the professor who headed the team of scientists that created the atomic bomb, in this docudrama. The film focuses on the conflict between Schultz and the general (Paul Newman) overseeing the operation.

This is an important and compelling subject, but the emotional angles are obtuse and the pace slack. Also stars Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack and Laura Dern. Rated PG-13.

GRADE: C+

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