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Release Date: June 13, 1986Running Time: 117 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $3,824,395.00
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Period, Thriller


John Lithgow

Cynthia Nixon

Jill Eikenberry

John Mahoney

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Ingenious adolescent Paul Stephens learns about the grim prospects of nuclear aftermath when his mom becomes romantically involved with government scientist John Mathewson, who is currently experimenting with the ingredients for atomic warfare. Shaken by what he sees, Paul decides to nab the destructive materials and make a small-scale display of their horrible powers at the New York Science Fair, but the Secret Service isn't pleased with his actions.