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Colin Bennett in Oppenheimer


1980 NR

Sam Waterston stars as J. Robert Oppenheimer in this BBC miniseries that follows the American physicist as he develops the atomic bomb and undergoes a change of heart when he realizes the enormity of his invention. After witnessing the bomb's first detonation, Oppenheimer becomes of an outspoken opponent of the nuclear arms race, is labeled a security risk and a communist and is forced to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.