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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

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Peter Anthony
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Cast

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 military officer, prevented the start of a unsurvivable worldwide nuclear 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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,855
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Spoofs Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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Wow. Pause. Breath.
1 September 2015 | by SaintNicolasSee all my reviews

Wow. Pause. Breath. Exhale gratitude. Inhale inspiration,

I watch loads, movies or docs, trying never to dip below 7.0 IMDb rating, plus a review that connects with me. I fail sometimes. But not with this.

This documentary blew me away.

This documentary elegantly and in eloquent honesty tells two intertwined stories of how humanity is saved, as a whole and also as one single mother-son relationship, both just in time, with not a minute to spare.

Well done!

Oh, and thanks Stanislav, by the way!!


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