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Hiroshima (1995)

The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynne Adams Lynne Adams ... Reporter
Wesley Addy ... Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson
Allen Altman ... Joseph Stiborik
Bernard Behrens ... Asst. Secretary of War John J. McCloy
James Bradford James Bradford ... Adm. Ernest J. King
Mark Camacho ... Charles Sweeney, Pilot
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Chief Justice Stone (as J.W. Carroll)
Serge Christianssens Serge Christianssens ... Joseph Stalin (as Serge Christiaenssens)
Dan Corby Dan Corby ... Sailor
Jeffrey DeMunn ... J. Robert Oppenheimer
Tedd Dillon ... John Kuharek (as Teddy Lee Dillon)
Strahil Goodman Strahil Goodman ... Stalin's Interpreter (as Strahil Dobrev)
Roger Dunn ... Reporter
Domenico Fiore Domenico Fiore ... Harold Urey (as Dom Fiore)
Frank Fontaine ... Reporter
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Storyline

Harry Truman, the successor to the Oval Office after the late President Rosevelt, is plagued with the decisions of war that could save or cost a thousand lives. He is then confronted with the nuclear weapons project, which he approves. As tension ensues (although it is difficult to get into this because most know the end) Truman must make the devastating desicion to use the bomb of all bombs. After some delivering japanese performances, Truman must force suffering on the japanese people again in order to end the war. Written by kloqwerk

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For the first time the truth about the decision that changed the world.

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for war violence including footage of bomb devastation, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hiroszima See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Showtime Library Print) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Image Entertainment laserdisc of the film featured an audio commentary by director Roger Spottiswoode and creative consultant Matthew Asner that was not retained on either the Pioneer DVD released in 2000 or the Platinum Disc DVD released in 2005. See more »

Goofs

The flight engineer's panel had the two gauges as shown in the film. Each would show the two engines it was designed for. The pointer in the film shows one index pointer remaining at idle and the other showing powering up, though it never reaches optimum takeoff power of 2,400 RPM. Both pointers should show essentially the same value to be accurate. See more »

Soundtracks

Cantus in Memoriam for Benjamin Britten
Composed by Arvo Pärt
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excellent
2 June 2003 | by frankiehudsonSee all my reviews

This is a brilliant, meticulous recreation of the events, both political and military, leading up to the tragic attack on Hiroshima in August 1945.

Brilliant performance by Kenneth Welsh as the Missouri haberdasher President Truman, strangely ill-dressed throughout this film in his trademark double-breasted suit and multi-coloured shoes. Here, Truman is a simplistic, Forrest Gump style president grappling with enormous moral issues about using the new ‘gadget'.

The excellent cinematography recreates the story in newsreel style footage, intercut with interviews with several people from the time. Also, shows the Japanese situation in Tokyo and the hardline military people on both sides.


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