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World War II: When Lions Roared (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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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 =G=See 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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