Plot & Details
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, the film won the Emmy for "Best Made-for-Television Movie." Gary Sinese won the "Best Actor" Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild award for his impressive lead performance.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 130min.
- DVD Release Date: 02/29/2000
- Director(s): Frank Pierson
- Themes: Fighting the System,On the Campaign Trail,Heads of State
- Tone: Earnest,Forceful,Matter-of-Fact,Sweeping
- Keywords: President,history,nuclear-weapon,political-power,politician,world-war
- Language: English