Day One

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Brian Dennehy

Richard Dysart

Michael Tucker

Hume Cronyn

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A television movie dramatizing the story of the Manhattan Project and the race to develop the atomic bomb. The saga revolves around three main characters: General Leslie R. Groves, the military man who spear-headed the endeavor; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of the project; and Leo Szilard, a Hungarian Jewish physicist who escaped Nazi Germany with formulations for creating the then-theoretical nuclear chain reaction, and who labored to convince the British and American governments of the need to develop an atomic weapon before the Nazis did.