The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.
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Lynne Adams ...
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Joseph Stiborik
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J. Winston Carroll ...
Chief Justice Stone (as J.W. Carroll)
Serge Christianssens ...
Joseph Stalin (as Serge Christiaenssens)
Dan Corby ...
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Teddy Lee Dillon ...
John Kuharek
Strahil Goodman ...
Stalin's Interpreter (as Strahil Dobrev)
Roger Dunn ...
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Domenico Fiore ...
Harold Urey (as Dom Fiore)
Frank Fontaine ...
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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.

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Drama | War

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Rated PG for war violence including footage of bomb devastation, and for some language | See all certifications »
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While directing, Roger Spottiswoode tried to be even-handed in the portrayal of the Japanese military leaders, and it was the Japanese co-director who would keep coming back and saying "You don't really understand; they were much more intransigent than that." Some of the top military men over there had a pretty good idea of the resources required for the bomb, and didn't believe anyone could sustain the attacks. See more »

Goofs

The test bombs approximating "Fat Man," whose shape is unmistakable, must have been smaller because at the time of test drops at Wendover, they are shown in this film all fitting inside the closed bomb bay doors of the Wendover B-29, when the Nagasaki "Bock's Car" B-29 used a specially shaped door with a cut out to permit closure and a tight fit around the bomb's 60" girth. See more »

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Cantus in Memoriam for Benjamin Britten
Composed by Arvo Pärt
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A Perfect 10
21 April 2003 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the best made-for-tv movie I've ever seen. Historically correct and blended with real footage and interviews of actual participants I was spell-bound for three hours. The haunting musical score only added to the emotional story telling of this significant historical event.


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