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Truman (1995)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boss Tom Pendergast
Frank Vassar
Virginia Capers ...
Elizabeth Moore
Bob Hannegan
Eddie Jacobson
Lt. Jim Pendergast
Remak Ramsay ...
Dean Acheson (as Remak Ramsey)


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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Rated PG for language and some war footage | See all certifications »




Release Date:

9 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Truman - Der Mann, der Geschichte schrieb  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


Where General Marshall and President Truman are talking on the lawn in Potsdam, part of Marshall's lapel brass includes crossed rifles, which indicates the wearer belongs to the infantry. General officers do not have a branch of service or wear lapel brass indicating such. The Chief of Staff, however, does wear a star-shaped device on his lapels indicating his office. The Marshall character should have been wearing these. See more »


Bess Truman: [the Trumans have just moved into the White House] After all this time - our first, Harry. Our own house.
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It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
Published by Warner Bros., Inc.
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22 August 2004 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

This solid, theatrical caliber bio of President Harry S. Truman covers much ground and offers Gary Sinise giving one of his finest performances to date.

An Emmy-winning production, this also boasts lavish period detail and a strong supporting cast (lead by Diana Scarwid as Bess Truman). It also features one of my all-time favorite character actors, Richard Dysart. He plays Secretary of War Henry Stimson and is quite memorable in an otherwise minor supporting role. All in all I gave this an IMDb '10'. Even with a whitewash of some details, this has to be one of the best presidential bios ever. They obviously put lots of time, money and effort into it.

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