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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 »

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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References The Bodyguard (1992) See more »

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Amazing Cold War thriller
14 November 2014 | by paulstephensonIVSee all my reviews

"The man who saved the world" is eye-opening and it actually made my eyes tear up several times.

It's compelling filmmaking and a fascinating story with which all human beings should familiarize themselves.

A Cold War thriller that shows us just how close we came to World War III … and it's not over yet! With a new cold war rising and thousands of nuclear weapons on hair trigger alert, we still live under the same catastrophic danger that Stanislav faced back then.

I left the theater feeling that it is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.


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Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Der Mann, der die Welt rettete See more »

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