Fat Man and Little Boy 31 years old

The story of the extraordinary people who changed our world.

Fat Man and Little Boy

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Credits

John Cusack
John Cusack

Michael Merriman

John C. McGinley
John C. McGinley

Capt. Richard Schoenfield, MD

Paul Newman
Paul Newman

Gen. Leslie R. Groves

Laura Dern
Laura Dern

Kathleen Robinson

Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter

Whitney Ashbridge

Bonnie Bedelia
Bonnie Bedelia

Kitty Oppenheimer

All Cast

Name Character
John Cusack He was 23, now 54 years old as Michael Merriman
Paul Newman He was 64, 83 years old when he died as Gen. Leslie R. Groves
Laura Dern She was 22, now 53 years old as Kathleen Robinson
Bonnie Bedelia She was 41, now 72 years old as Kitty Oppenheimer
John C. McGinley He was 30, now 61 years old as Capt. Richard Schoenfield, MD
Natasha Richardson She was 26, 45 years old when she died as Jean Tatlock
Ed Lauter He was 50, 74 years old when he died as Whitney Ashbridge
Dwight Schultz He was 41, now 72 years old as J. Robert Oppenheimer
Ron Vawter He was 40, 45 years old when he died as Jamie Latrobe
Ron Frazier He was 49, 64 years old when he died as Peter de Silva
Michael Brockman He was 39, now 70 years old as William 'Deke' Parsons

Crew

Name Department
Nancy Foy as Casting. Production
Ennio Morricone as Music. He was 60 (now 91) years old Sound
Roland Joffé as Director. He was 43 (now 74) years old Directing
Roland Joffé as Screenplay. He was 43 (now 74) years old Writing
Bruce Robinson as Writer. He was 43 (now 74) years old Writing
Bruce Robinson as Screenplay. He was 43 (now 74) years old Writing
Vilmos Zsigmond as Director of Photography. He was 59 (85) years old when He died Camera
Fat Man and Little Boy poster
Fat Man and Little Boy (31 years)

The story of the extraordinary people who changed our world.

  • Release day: Friday, October 20, 1989
  • Runtime: 127 minutes