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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 overview, first billed only:
Stanislav Petrov Stanislav Petrov ... Self
Kevin Costner ... Self
Sergey Shnyryov Sergey Shnyryov ... Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov
Nataliya Vdovina ... Raia (as Natalia Vdovina)
Walter Cronkite ... Self
Oleg Kassin Oleg Kassin ... Major Orlov
Galina Kalinina Galina Kalinina ... Self
Robert De Niro ... Self
Matt Damon ... Self
Ashton Kutcher ... Self
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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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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References Waterworld (1995) See more »

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Thank you Stansilav

I had to watch almost to the end of the film before I really understood that I had been watching the actual private moments of a man who saved my life. Thank you Stansilav for saving me, for being afraid for me and for all of us, and for saving our beautiful Earth, and saving everyone I love, and everyone I will ever love, and everyone they will ever love, and everyone they will ever love.... Thank you to all of people who made this film for telling this story in the way you did. I don't have a single criticism about the film itself. It's so amazing to watch Stansilav on his journey to America (who is an amazing person and doesn't even know it), and to watch the recreations of that night. You've made a timeless classic. And Stanislav, especially I thank your mother for somehow raising you to be so incredibly stubborn in your self-righteousness! My love to you both. The lord works in mysterious ways.


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Country:

Denmark | Latvia | Russia | USA

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Russian | English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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$2,855
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