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Truman (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  9 September 1995 (USA)
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Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, ... See full summary »

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Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war President. Written by Rob Hartill

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It Took A Farmer's Hands To Shape A Nation See more »

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Rated PG for language and some war footage | See all certifications »
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Truman - Der Mann, der Geschichte schrieb  »

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The scenes of Truman's election night were filmed exactly where Harry Truman spent his election night. Truman went to bed on election night with reports predicting his defeat by Dewey at the Elm's Hotel Resort and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, USA. See more »

Goofs

When President Truman visits the White House kitchen staff to bring them some birthday cake, he switches on a radio to let them hear news of the end of WWII. The radio comes on the instant the switch is turned- which is incorrect for a radio of that era. Radios in 1945 utilized vacuum tubes. Radios (and later televisions) that used these tubes always took several minutes to "warm up" after being switched on. See more »

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Harry S. Truman: I don't give 'em hell, I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.
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Happy Days Are Here Again
by Milton Ager & Jack Yellen
Courtesy of EMI, Robbins Catalog Inc.
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A Little Touch of Harry . . .
14 August 2008 | by (Fresno, California) – See all my reviews

In 1963 I was about to leave a graduate program in political science at Cornell to return to California and enter law school. In an attempt to get me to come back to Ithaca, my faculty adviser, Clinton Rossiter, suggested that on the way home I pass through Independence, Missouri, and spend some time at the Truman Library, on Cornell's dime. "Why don't you write the President?" said Rossiter. I did, and by return mail got a letter from Mr.Truman, inviting me to come on down. I ended up spending a couple of weeks, and aside from some formal interviews with the man, I saw and talked to him every day---it was his custom to wander through the research stacks and sit down with anyone there, to suggest what materials might be most helpful, and generally to shoot the breeze. He was in his element as a former President, and extremely generous and kind to this then 22 year old "scholar."

Gary Sinise appeared this summer at a symposium at California State University Fresno and, I am told, said that he considered "Truman" to be his best work. Based on my experience years ago, I'd say that Sinise was at the top of his game in his portrayal. He captured the man absolutely; looks, speech, mannerisms. The film is ambitious in historical scope, perhaps too much so, but for anyone who wants to experience what Truman was like in person, this is a film to watch.


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