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The Man Who Saved the World (2014)

Few people know of him... Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide... See full summary »

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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
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 hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide nuclear war and the devastation of much of the Earth. Written by Anonymous

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six word title | reenactment | See All (2) »

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Every Moment Counts


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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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Absolutely positively wonderful!
5 September 2015 | by grafxmanSee all my reviews

This amazing story about a man, a Russian, in charge of the nuclear missiles followed his heart. Because of his decision to do that all of us, and I do mean every single one of us, is here today.

He's a crusty, cranky old guy without much humor or pleasure in his life. It was very irritating to see certain individuals keep bugging him about a certain thing they felt he should do. He didn't put up with any crap from anyone. He's a tough old bird that's for sure with a will of iron.

The movie captures the events via reenactments that are excellent. The reenactments were just about as scary as the real thing. As a retired military guy myself I must say the reenactments appeared to simulate the real thing quite believably.

It's a pity we can't force every world leader to sit down and watch this wonderful film.


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