Picks and Pans Review: Fat Man and Little Boy

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

It wasn't a big year for profound drama, but this film about the creation of the atomic bomb cuts out the small talk and heads right for the end of the world. Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz and young John Cusack top the cast as three of the men who, for better or worse, led us into the nuclear age.

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