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Day One

12th May 1989
2h 21m
Joseph Sargent

Day One is a 1989 Historic Drama film released on 12th May; Joseph Sargent directed the film which stars Brian Dennehy, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn.


Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and policy makers debate how and when to use the bomb.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 11:05am.

Cast (66)

Brian Dennehy's profile Brian Dennehy
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Hal Holbrook's profile Hal Holbrook
Age at Filming ≈ 63
David Strathairn's profile David Strathairn
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Tony Shalhoub's profile Tony Shalhoub
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Vlasta Vrana's profile Vlasta Vrana
Age at Filming ≈ 38
David Ogden Stiers's profile David Ogden Stiers
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Olek Krupa's profile Olek Krupa
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Arthur Holden's profile Arthur Holden
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Lawrence Dane's profile Lawrence Dane
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Richard Dysart's profile Richard Dysart
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Barnard Hughes's profile Barnard Hughes
Age at Filming ≈ 73
Tom Butler's profile Tom Butler
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Michael J. Reynolds's profile Michael J. Reynolds
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Hume Cronyn's profile Hume Cronyn
Age at Filming ≈ 77
Scott Thomson's profile Scott Thomson
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Ken Pogue's profile Ken Pogue
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Patrick Breen's profile Patrick Breen
Age at Filming ≈ 28
David Ferry's profile David Ferry
Age at Filming ≈ 37
John McMartin's profile John McMartin
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Ron White's profile Ron White
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Michael Tucker's profile Michael Tucker
Age at Filming ≈ 43
David Bolt
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Ron Frazier
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Michael Sinelnikoff's profile Michael Sinelnikoff
Age at Filming ≈ 60
John Seitz's profile John Seitz
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Harry Standjofski's profile Harry Standjofski
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Lorne Brass's profile Lorne Brass
Age at Filming ≈ 29
George R. Robertson's profile George R. Robertson
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Bernie McInerney's profile Bernie McInerney
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Alan Scarfe's profile Alan Scarfe
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Terrence Labrosse
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Romano Orzari's profile Romano Orzari
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Norris Domingue
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Anne Twomey
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Lia Sargent
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Joel Miller
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Kliment Denchev
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Bob Clout
Age at Filming ≈ 54
John Pielmeier
Age at Filming ≈ 39

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Production Companies

World International Network (WIN) Spelling Entertainment AT&T

Day One Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

9% 20-29
15% 30-39
12% 40-49
15% 50-59
5% 60-69
3% 70-79
41% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

9% Female
91% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Day One FAQ

When was Day One released?

Day One was released on Friday May 12th, 1989.