The Manhattan Project Movie Review

What kid doesn't want to build a nuclear bomb? This fantastic journey follows a teen (Christopher Collet, long since retired from acting) as he discovers a plutonium skunkworks in his suburban backyard, proceeds to steal some of it, and build his own nuclear weapon to enter into the science fair. It's a wild ride and tons of fun, with comedy, genuine tension, and lots of geeky science fun. Highly underrated... watch especially for Cynthia Nixon as Collet's love interest -- about 15 years before she'd hit it big on Sex and the City, with a far, far worse haircut.

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The Manhattan Project Rating

" Excellent "

Rating: PG-13, 1986

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