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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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A Simple Man. A Legendary President. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for language and some war footage | See all certifications »
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9 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Truman - Der Mann, der Geschichte schrieb  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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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

Incorrectly regarded as goof: "Harry Truman was left-handed but the film shows Gary Sinese writing right-handed." Truman was born naturally left-handed, but he was raised to be right-handed. Truman in fact wrote right-handed, and there are many photos of Truman showing him at his desk with a pen in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

[Talking about his wife]
Harry S. Truman: Say hello to the boss.
[Talking about his daughter]
Harry S. Truman: And the boss's boss.
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Missouri Waltz
by J.R. Shannon (as James R. Shannon) and Frederick Knight Logan
Published by Forster Music Publisher, Inc.
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most integrity of any 20th century American president
14 May 2006 | by (London Canada) – See all my reviews

the thing I remember most in any of the bios and books about Truman was that he was a man of his word.

which became evident to stalin for instance during his adventurisms. he didn't think America under Truman would react to the invasion of south Korea that he agitated. in fact Truman responded immediately and decisively just as he said he would.

there is an anecdote about the use of stamps at the white house, where Truman insisted the stamps for his personal correspondence were paid for by him and kept separate from those for official letters.

Truman wasn't the back room deal maker type like so many before and all since, he was straightforward and honest. and tough as they come when he needed to be. I personally have for a very long time decided he was right to order the use of atomic bombs over Hiroshima and a few days later Nagasaki. I call Hiroshima the wake up call and Nagasaki the message. these weapons allowed the Japanese civilian authority a window in which to seize control from the militarists under toejam tojo just long enough to sue for peace and surrender in tokyo bay. thereby saving somewhere between 1/2 million and 10 million Japanese civilians and American soldier's lives.

Truman's popularity was very low at the time of the end of his 2nd term. but gradually increased over time as the American people realized his great qualities. he was certainly a quick study and didn't make very many serious mistakes. Harry Truman, Mr 'The Buck Stops Here'.

the film was a real delight, well acted with the necessary physical resemblances that add to the understanding and dramatic value.

one compares the buffoons that have somehow lucked into the oval office like the present day frat boy squawking parrot for big oil and you realize just why America has so many enemies in the world now.


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