Hiroshima (1995)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama, War  |  6 August 1995 (USA)
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The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynne Adams ...
Joseph Stiborik
James Bradford ...
Charles Sweeney, Pilot
J. Winston Carroll ...
Chief Justice Stone (as J.W. Carroll)
Serge Christianssens ...
Joseph Stalin (as Serge Christiaenssens)
Dan Corby ...
Teddy Lee Dillon ...
John Kuharek
Strahil Goodman ...
Stalin's Interpreter (as Strahil Dobrev)
Roger Dunn ...
Domenico Fiore ...
Harold Urey (as Dom Fiore)
Frank Fontaine ...


Harry Truman, the successor to the Oval Office after the late President Rosevelt, is plagued with the decisions of war that could save or cost a thousand lives. He is then confronted with the nuclear weapons project, which he approves. As tension ensues (although it is difficult to get into this because most know the end) Truman must make the devastating desicion to use the bomb of all bombs. After some delivering japanese performances, Truman must force suffering on the japanese people again in order to end the war. Written by kloqwerk

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For the first time the truth about the decision that changed the world.


Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for war violence including footage of bomb devastation, and for some language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hiroszima  »

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Did You Know?


The Image Entertainment laserdisc of the film featured an audio commentary by director Roger Spottiswoode and creative consultant Matthew Asner that was not retained on either the Pioneer DVD released in 2000 or the Platinum Disc DVD released in 2005. See more »


A credit at the beginning of this film show "US Casualties 899,000" A figure quoted from a City University of New York show 300,000 killed and 300,000 wounded against all Axis forces. Similarly they show over 1.75 million Japanese and another source shows these military only deaths at 2.1 million. This does not include any civilian casualties. Notwithstanding, this is the war total for both US theaters until the end of the war. The United states did not have 899,000 dead and wounded in the Pacific. See more »


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A Very Candid Look at the Monumental Decision
6 October 2003 | by (Lima, OH) – See all my reviews

First of all, it would have been absolutely impossible to find a actor who looked and acted more like Harry Truman that Kenneth Walsh. Second, the most fascinating aspects of this movie relate to what was happening in Japan at the closing of the war. The idea that a majority of the military officers would have rather seen Japan cease to exist as a people than to surrender really provides some counter-balance to all of the recent revisionist history that claims that Japan was in the process of surrendering and that the U.S. used the A-bomb simply to avenge earlier Japanese treachery. "Hiroshima" is historical film-making at its best.

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