#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Paul Stephens, a high school student in Ithaca, New York, is generally unmotivated academically despite being a science geek, his interest, as per his age, mostly in those science items that have a wow factor. It is his interest in science that connects him to Dr. John Mathewson, a scientist recently having relocated to Ithaca and who is interested romantically in Paul’s soon to be divorced mother, Elizabeth Stephens. It is in that want to impress Elizabeth through Paul that John invites Paul to Medatomics, a medical research facility, so that he can demonstrate some of those “wow” type experiments on which he and his colleagues are working. While impressed enough, Paul is nonetheless more interested in something else in the facility that John only makes passing reference to when asked, that “green goo” which in combination with other things Paul discovers around the facility making him believe that the facility really a secret government nuclear one, the green goo radioactive material for atomic bombs. Paul and his classmate/girlfriend Jenny Anderman, an aspiring journalist, want to expose Medatomics for what they believe it to be as there was no community notification about operating a potentially dangerous nuclear facility there. While Jenny wants to go the traditional route in writing an exposé, Paul believes there is only one effective way to get their message across to the world while making them both famous. The further Paul, with Jenny’s help, gets to enacting his plan to its intended end, the more he may place their lives and that of the community in danger, especially if the authorities discover what he is doing.
Plot: Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film’s underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually assured destruction were key political and military issues.
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A boy builds a 50 kiloton atomic bomb for a science fair project, whoops
This is the third of the four feature films directed by Marshall Brickman. It is ironic that the title is THE MANHATTAN PROJECT, because Brickman wrote Woody Allen’s films MANHATTAN (1979, see my review) and MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY. Now, that’s what I call throwing a name around! In this film, in order to escape Central Park perhaps, the location is shifted to Ithaca, New York, the location of Cornell University. They have lots of scientists there, but sshhhhh, I am telling you that only on a need to know basis and you must keep it to yourself. There are lots of FBI men around and they have guns. Brickman’s first film was SIMON (1980, see my review), which was not entirely successful, and his second was LOVESICK (1983, see my review), which was an excellent romantic comedy. This film moves into new territory, and by that I do not just mean Brickman has temporarily migrated upstate. The film stars the 18 year-old Christopher Collet as a science prodigy who decides to build a small atomic bomb in order to try to win first prize at the National Science Fair. John Lithgow is excellent as the nuclear scientist who romantically befriends Collet’s divorced mother (Jill Eikenberry with her bright blue eyes, and by the way you may have noticed that for at least three decades now all women in American movies are divorced) and from whom Collet steals the necessary plutonium. He has a very jolly girlfriend played by the 20 year-old Cynthia Nixon (no relation apparently to Tricky Dick), who helps him sneak out of the top secret lab. The film is very amusing and Brickman, who co-wrote the film, has added several very punchy comedic lines of dialogue, as one would expect from a Woody Allen author. Brickman does an excellent job of directing, and this film really is a good one. Naturally, the atomic bomb’s unprimed detonation mechanism is accidentally set on timer by ‘a spontaneous neutron emission’. Those neutrons really never could control themselves. Can the bomb be defused before it destroys ‘New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada’ as a worried Lieutenant Colonel puts it while his men brandish their sniper rifles and machine guns? It is all good fun and also rather hair-raising. Also, there’s a message in there somewhere.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min), 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (video) (West Germany)
Genre Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Marshall Brickman
Writer Marshall Brickman, Thomas Baum
Actors John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Richard Council
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints), Technicolor (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm