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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | TV Movie 19 April 1994
This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writer:

David W. Rintels (as David Rintels)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Joseph V. Stalin
Bob Hoskins ... Winston Churchill
John Lithgow ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Ed Begley Jr. ... Harry Hopkins
Jan Tríska ... Vyacheslav Molotav
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This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War.

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Drama | History | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Then There Were Giants See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The script uses a lot of verbatim dialog taken from transcripts and books, including Churchill's memoirs. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, there are various maps of Europe. Nearly every one of them shows Europe with post-WWII borders, specifically Germany and Poland. Austria and Czeckoslovkia are shown as independent, while most maps of the early 1940's showed them as part of Germany (at least western Czeckoslovkia). They avoid the anachronism of East and West Germany, but Germany is shown with its c. 1990 borders after (re-)unification, Poland is shown with its postwar borders which were drastically different than those before the war, and the German state of East Prussia does not appear. See more »

Quotes

Joseph V. Stalin: Experience has taught me to face up to reality, no matter how unpleasant it may be, and to tell the truth.
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Three hours with three men
16 November 2001 | by George ParkerSee all my reviews

Dubbed "Then There Were Giants" on cable, this made-for-tv two part film spends three hours presenting a theatrical digest of the communication which ostensibly took place between FDR, Churchill, and Stalin during WWII. Against a backdrop of file footage and the various sets required for conferences (Teheran, Yalta, etc.), the trio of heads-of-state build complex relationships of diplomacy as they map out plans for D-Day, the UN, and more. Lithgow, Hoskins, and Caine turn in excellent performances in this sterling characterization of the men who occasioned some of the 20th centuries most momentous events. Great stuff for WWII history buffs.


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