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Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd president following the April 1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Director:

Frank Pierson

Writers:

David McCullough (book), Thomas Rickman (teleplay) (as Tom Rickman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Sinise ... Harry S. Truman
Diana Scarwid ... Bess Truman
Richard Dysart ... Henry L. Stimson
Colm Feore ... Charlie Ross
James Gammon ... Sam Rayburn
Tony Goldwyn ... Clark Clifford
Pat Hingle ... Boss Tom Pendergast
Harris Yulin ... General George Marshall
Leo Burmester ... Frank Vassar
Amelia Campbell ... Margaret Truman
Virginia Capers ... Elizabeth Moore
John Finn ... Bob Hannegan
Zeljko Ivanek ... Eddie Jacobson
David Lansbury ... Lt. Jim Pendergast
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ... Dean Acheson (as Remak Ramsey)
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Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war President. Written by Rob Hartill

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A Simple Man. A Legendary President. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some war footage | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truman - Der Mann, der Geschichte schrieb See more »

Filming Locations:

Independence, Missouri, USA See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Pat Hingle and Daniel von Bargen previously appeared in Citizen Cohn (1992), also directed by Frank Pierson. See more »

Goofs

The 1948 whistle-stop train is seen on tracks with concrete ties which were not in use yet. See more »

Quotes

Bess Truman: [the Trumans have just moved into the White House] After all this time - our first, Harry. Our own house.
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Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

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It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
Published by Warner Bros., Inc.
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The Buck stops here!
26 February 2000 | by lib-4See all my reviews

Gary Sinese goes a great job portraying the farmer who became a president- a man who could make tough decisions and live with them. Though surrounded by corruption, he never stooped to it. His letters to his wife are touching- since Bess did not cotton to Washington society. The whole movie- from his early days in haberdashery to the Korea and MacArthur are documented very well. I also liked the touch of his defending he daughter Margaret against the music critic of the Washington Post- He was a strong man- stubborn as a Missouri mule but also a man of intergrity.


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