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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.

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(as David Rintels)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
... Joseph V. Stalin
... Winston Churchill
... Franklin Delano Roosevelt
... Harry Hopkins
... 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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19 April 1994 (USA)  »

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Then There Were Giants  »

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1.33 : 1
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Adapted from a script for a projected 12-hour play. See more »

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On the table at one of the conferences there are miniature flags of the three powers. The U.S. flag used is the fifty-star flag, which did not exist until 1960. See more »

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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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Very Well Done
19 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

The lack of Hollywood-level production values should not take away from the overall quality of this miniseries. The casting and acting is superb and the amount of research must have been incredible. The script lags at some points and there are some anachronisms (most notably the many maps of Europe which show postwar boundaries), but it accurately captures the interplay between three giants of history. It's interesting to note that there are only 5 significant speaking parts (the Big 3 plus Molotov and Hopkins), and the film does a good job capturing the dialogue between them even when they're separate geographically. A simple production that is pure history without unnecessary and distracting dramatic elements -- the history of the time and how the Big 3 interacted with each other produced more than enough drama.


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