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John Pielmeier in Day One

Day One

1989 NR

This Emmy-winning docudrama chronicles America's development of the atomic bomb, centering on the collaboration and conflict among Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard (Michael Tucker), Gen. Leslie Groves (Brian Dennehy) and scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (David Strathairn). With World War II raging, the three men struggle with moral, professional and political dilemmas as they work to build the ultimate weapon. Richard Dysart plays Harry Truman.