- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 30, 2013
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: HBO Archives
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Diana Scarwid, Tony Goldwyn, Lois Smith, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore, James Gammon, Pat Hingle, Zeljko Ivanek & Harris Yulin|
|Directed by||Frank Pierson|
|Edited by||Lisa Fruchtman|
|Screenplay by||Thomas Rickman|
|Composition by||David Mansfield|
|Produced by||Doro Bachrach|
|Director of Photography:||Paul Elliott|
|Executive Production by||Paula Weinstein & Anthea Sylbert|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Gary Sinise is "Give 'em Hell" Harry, a simple man of the people who became one of America's greatest presidents. Through victory in the second World War and the beginning of the Cold War, through the birth of the United Nations and his decision to drop the first atomic bomb, Harry Truman lived by the premise that "the buck stops here."
From his roots as a Missouri farmer to his tenure in the White House, and as the man who made the decision to drop the first atomic bomb, this HBO production traces the storied career of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. Based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography.
A telefilm biography about Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. The story covers Truman's early political career, including his stints as a senator and vice-president, and later his triumphant defeat of Thomas Dewey to become chief of state. Truman's actions as president also come under scrutiny, including his decision to drop the A-bomb on Hiroshima, and his historic meetings with George Marshall and Gen. MacArthur. In addition, the film sheds light on Truman's private life, particularly his relationship with his devoted wife Bess.
History | Politics | True Story | World War II
- Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.
- Originally shown on HBO September 9, 1995.
- Shot on location in Independence, Kansas City, and Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Topeka, Kansas.
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