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The Man Who Saved the World (2014)

Few people know of him... Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide... See full summary »

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Stanislav Petrov ...
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Sergey Shnyryov ...
Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov
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Raia
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Himself
Oleg Kassin ...
Major Orlov
Galina Kalinina ...
Herself
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Himself
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Himself
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Vilis Daudzins ...
Main Control Operative: Visual Channel
Igor Chernyavskiy ...
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Girts Jakovlevs ...
Col. General Votintsev
Mihails Karasikovs ...
Algorithmic Specialist
Igor Filippov ...
Main Control Operative
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Few people know of him... Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide nuclear war and the devastation of much of the Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Everybody should know his name
9 November 2015 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

Don't watch this movie if you are expecting a fast paced thriller. Don't watch this movie if you are banking on Kevin Costner acing yet another role. Don't watch this movie if you don't want to know why you are alive!

Any movie that follows a factual event, detailing the circumstances, adding in some personal story, combining that with moments of reverence, deserves an award. This is that movie. More of a 'docu' drama, it fills in some character turmoil, that while unrelated to the core reason for its creation, adds to the ultimate admiration that you have to feel for Stanislav. I for one would willingly line up to shake this mans hand and this movie made me feel inclined to buy a ticket to Moscow to do so.

I was truly moved by the human nature that not only showed throughout, but was the epicenter of the basis for the movie. Add the speech that Kevin Costner gave in Stanislav's honor and you would have to be made of stone not to be moved by the whole thing.

You do not need to have a car chase, a womanizing hero, a crooked cop or any of the over used clichés to make a great movie, all you need is a real hero, some humbled super stars and a dash of reality to make a blockbuster, and this was it.


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