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The Man Who Saved the World (2014)

Retired Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, who saved the world from WW3, talks about his life as retiree and shares his opinions on the Cold War with actor Kevin Costner in this melancholic mixture of documentary and reenacted footage.

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Peter Anthony

Writer:

Peter Anthony

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislav Petrov Stanislav Petrov ... Himself
Kevin Costner ... Himself
Sergey Shnyryov Sergey Shnyryov ... Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov
Nataliya Vdovina ... Raia (as Natalia Vdovina)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself
Oleg Kassin Oleg Kassin ... Major Orlov
Galina Kalinina Galina Kalinina ... Herself
Robert De Niro ... Himself
Matt Damon ... Himself
Ashton Kutcher ... Himself
Vilis Daudzins Vilis Daudzins ... Main Control Operative: Visual Channel
Igor Chernyavskiy Igor Chernyavskiy ... Assistant to Main Control Operative
Girts Jakovlevs ... Col. General Votintsev
Mihails Karasikovs Mihails Karasikovs ... Algorithmic Specialist
Igor Filippov Igor Filippov ... Main Control Operative
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Few people know of him - yet billions of people are alive because of him. The actions of lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet nilitary officer, prevented the start of a unsurvivable worldwide muclear war and the devastation of the entire Earth. Written by dncorp01

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Country:

Denmark | Latvia | Russia | USA

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann, der die Welt rettete See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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When Stanislav meets Kevin Costner it is in the set of the movie The Guardian. This is evidenced by the presence of Ashton Kutcher and Neal McDonough. See more »

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Kevin Costner: A final question! If the nuclear war happened... What do they say the murdered amount would be'?
Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov: Our analysts say that... after the first nuclear attack half of the U.S. population will die, Killed, Wounded. Stanislav Petrov: All systems of communication would be destroyed.The same thing would happen to the Soviet Union. There is a chance of a second strike occurring.The US would undoubtedly deliver a retaliatory nuclear strike. Thousands of missiles would be airborne. Then chaos would reign ...
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Spoofs Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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Simply heart breaking. Powerful cinema.
17 September 2015 | by johnbonn-11172See all my reviews

A brilliant mixture of a poetic documentary and a tense Cold War thriller.

Like something out of DR STRANGELOVE, THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD tells the amazing story of real life Stanislav Petrov who saved our world from nuclear Armageddon on September 26, 1983,.

The movie is setting a new standard of story telling. It's filmed with the expertise of a Hollywood thriller, and the performances are simply flawless. The director has simply made a whole new genre in this densely powerful movie.

Beautifully told on both a personal and international level, this is one of the most ground breaking piece of film I have seen in years and one of the most important, and most emotional films ever made.

You simply have to see this film with your family, your friends. Russian Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov is a true hero, that we should all know and respect. Being a former officer in the Danish Army I can only praise this film and the this amazing hero!!!


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