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)  »

Also Known As:

Truman - Der Mann, der Geschichte schrieb  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

After FDR's death, there are scenes of the funeral procession in Washington, DC., followed by his funeral train leaving Warm Springs, GA. He would have left Warm Springs first, the place of his death, then proceeded to the Capitol. See more »

Quotes

Harry S. Truman: I don't give 'em hell, I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.
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Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Missouri Waltz
by J.R. Shannon (as James R. Shannon) and Frederick Knight Logan
Published by Forster Music Publisher, Inc.
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GARY SINISE IS TRUMAN IN THIS FILM!
30 June 2001 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is truly a great film. Gary Sinise must have looked a countless number of footage from news reels of Truman to get the, voice, (perfect), mannerisms and walk of Harry Truman. As a former actor, I can appreciate a fellow performer really getting into the character. The only objection is that they did not use more look-a-likes in the other main character roles (with the exception of Dean Atchenson, who was superb!). The scene in the kitchen where he brings the Birthday cake to the kitchen help actually happened, BTW.


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