Truman (1995)




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This award winning made-for-cable movie tells the story of American President Harry S.Truman and his role in the second World War. Gary Sinese stars in the title role of this biographical account, which is based on Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough's book. The film chronicles Truman's rise from unknown farmer to infamous American President -- who is chiefly remembered for being the first to use the atomic bomb. Diana Scarwid stars as Truman's wife Bess. Nominated for many awards that year, … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tom Rickman
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On DVD: Feb 29, 2000
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as Bess Turman

as Stimson

as Charlie Ross

as Clark Clifford

as Gen. Marshall

as Pendergast

as Vassar

as Margaret Truman

as Elizabeth Moore

as Acheson

as MacArthur

as Madge Wallace Gates

as Eleanor Roosevelt

as Sam Rayburn

as Bob Hannagan

as Franklin Roosevelt

as Eddie Jacobsen

as J. Lester Perry

as Engineer

as Mama Truman

as Woman Reporter

as Producer

as Lazy Worker

as Newswoman

as MacArthur Reporter

as James Pendergast

as MacArthur's Officer

as Ike Aide

as Senator #1

as Convention Reporter ...

as First Politician

as Senator #2

as Sgt. O'Hare

as Judge Vrooman

as Dixicrat

as Barnett
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Critic Reviews for Truman

All Critics (8)

Superb production with memorable Sinise performance in title role.

July 6, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

An excellent biopic anchored by a marvelous job by Sinise.

October 2, 2003
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Its Cliffs Notes approach to the source biography gets a big boost from star Gary Sinise.

December 4, 2002
Flipside Movie Emporium

July 16, 2005

November 26, 2003
Eclipse Magazine

February 9, 2003
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Audience Reviews for Truman


Truman succeeds at being a comprehensive, well acted, informative, and generally well written biopic. Undoubtedly the portrayal of Truman was too charitable, but the level of humanity that Gary Sinise was able to inject really carried the film throughout. I would have liked to see the more aggressive side of Truman, and some of his internal political battles with his own party, but for its running time, Truman manages to cover a lot of ground, and does so in a largely effective way.

3.5/5 Stars

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