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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)

This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War.

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This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War.

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Then There Were Giants  »

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The script uses a lot of verbatim dialog taken from transcripts and books, including Churchill's memoirs. See more »

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Exteriors of Moscow in summer months show bare trees and the characters are wearing heavy coats. The characters also wear heavy coats in Tehran in November, which is a winter month but where temperatures are generally in the high 50s or low 60s (Fahrenheit), See more »

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Joseph V. Stalin: Experience has taught me to face up to reality, no matter how unpleasant it may be, and to tell the truth.
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Three hours with three men
16 November 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Dubbed "Then There Were Giants" on cable, this made-for-tv two part film spends three hours presenting a theatrical digest of the communication which ostensibly took place between FDR, Churchill, and Stalin during WWII. Against a backdrop of file footage and the various sets required for conferences (Teheran, Yalta, etc.), the trio of heads-of-state build complex relationships of diplomacy as they map out plans for D-Day, the UN, and more. Lithgow, Hoskins, and Caine turn in excellent performances in this sterling characterization of the men who occasioned some of the 20th centuries most momentous events. Great stuff for WWII history buffs.


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