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Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (1976)

U.S. President Harry S Truman and his commander in the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur, disagree on war strategy. Their conflict comes to a head when Truman relieves the insubordinate MacArthur from command.

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Anthony Page

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Ernest Kinoy (story), Ernest Kinoy (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Fonda ... Gen. Douglas MacArthur
E.G. Marshall ... President Harry S Truman
Lucille Benson ... Bess Truman
Lloyd Bochner ... Averell Harriman
Ward Costello Ward Costello ... Gen. George Marshall
Andrew Duggan ... Gen. Courtney 'Court' Whitney
Russell Johnson ... Gen. George Stratemeyer
John Larch ... Gen. Omar Bradley
John Randolph ... Charlie Ross
Barry Sullivan ... Secretary of State Dean Acheson
Richard Loo ... Chiang-Kai-Shek
Ann Shoemaker ... Mrs. Wallace
Priscilla Pointer ... Jean MacArthur
Paul Lambert ... Times Man
Howard Hesseman ... AP Man
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U.S. President Harry S Truman and his commander in the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur, disagree on war strategy. Their conflict comes to a head when Truman relieves the insubordinate MacArthur from command.

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Collision Course See more »

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Production Co:

Wolper Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gen. George Marshall: [When President Truman seeks his opinion on firing MacArthur] You should have fired that son-of-a-bitch two years ago.
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Good movie / pretty accurate
23 October 2009 | by bongodoggieSee all my reviews

gerdeen says this movie is not historically accurate, but it hits many of the main points presented in the book 'An American Ceasar' by William Manchester. Truman and McArthur did butt heads over whether to nuke the Chinese when they poured over the border and forced US soldiers back below the 38th parallel. But the biggest issue for McArthur was holding the line without nukes, and he wanted to take several strategic points in China to do that. McArthur maintained he could not hold the artificial line that was the political border between China and Korea. He wanted/needed to invade China.

The movie I thought was a good one.


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