Race for the Bomb (Miniseries) (1987)

Aka: La course à la bombe (French title)

A dramatization of the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb at the close of World War Two. This series follows the development of the project, from Leo Szilard's first conception of the power within the atom, to the power struggles between J. Robert Oppenheimer, the project's science leader, and General Leslie Groves, the project's military commander.

Cast:
Miki Manojlovic....Edward Teller
Jean-Paul Muel....Léo Szilard
Maury Chaykin....Gen. Leslie Groves
Tom Rack....Robert Oppenheimer
Pier Paolo Capponi....Enrico Fermi
Myriam Mézières....Gertrude Weiss
Géza Kovács....Otto Frisch
Vincent Grass....Hans Bethe
Marie Bunel....Mici Teller
Maud Rayer....Lise Meitner
Jacques Perrin....Frédéric Joliot-Curie
Huguette Faget....Marie Curie
Amy Werba....Laura Fermi
Denis Manuel....Albert Einstein
Cintija Asperger....Jean Tatlock
Boris Bakal....Young scientist
Bruno Balp....War Minister
Robert Barr....James Byrnes
Relja Basic....Harry Gold
Lloyd Bochner....Gen. Curtis LeMay
Denis Bouchard....Louis Slotin
Peter Chatel....Carl von Weiszacker
François Dalou....Company President
Jean-Claude Deret....Niels Bohr
William Doherty....Weapons Testing Colonel
Rosemary Dunsmore....Jean O'Leary
Peter Dvorsky....Ernest Lawrence
Marilyne Even....Irène Joliot-Curie
Denis Forest....Klaus Fuchs
Anna Gaylor....Landlady
Michael Ironside....Werner Heisenberg
Vjenceslav Kapural....George Kistiakowski
Jim Kaufman....Norris Bradbury
Ian Marshall....James Chadwick
Perica Martinovic....Rose Bethe
Charles Millot....Otto Hahn
Michael Morris....Company Executive
Barry Morse....Secretary Henry Stimson
Leslie Nielsen....Lewis Strauss
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann....John von Neumann
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