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Truman

July 12, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Product Description
Biographical drama of the simple man of the people who led American and guided the world through the most troubled period in history, Harry S Truman.
Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Rating: PG13
Release Date: 29-FEB-2000
Media Type: DVDAmazon.com
Harry S. Truman had a hard row to hoe as the 33rd president and he never enjoyed popularity while in office. Think about what occurred on Truman’s watch: the bombing of Hiroshima, a nationwide railroad strike, the rise of the Southern States’ Rights Party, integration of the armed forces, the ascendancy of McCarthyism, the early cold war, and finally the Korean Conflict and Truman’s decision to fire General MacArthur. Few Ame… More >>

Truman

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5 Responses to “Truman”
  1. I didn’t order this DVD because I had a lot of expectations of it. After all, it’s about Truman’s life — what’s so dramatic about Truman’s life and presidency that you can make an exciting movie about them? The movie about John F. Kennedy, who was a lot more interesting person than Truman, had to focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis in order to make it interesting. And so this movie about Truman focused on the decision to use the bomb on Japan, and if you asked me, what moral dilemma was there about using the bomb? As far as I can seek, they should have used it far sooner to end the war. So, I ordered this DVD without expecting a lot, and I could barely watch the entirety of the movie, because I felt it was so slow-going. I’m sorry that I can’t be more generous about the movie, but I am being honest.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. I have read David McCullough’s book on Truman twice and when I saw this video with Gary Sinise I was excited to get it. Gary did a great job acting but the story itself was too choppy. It just flitted from one highlight to the next with very little substance. Rent this one, don’t buy.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. schackdaddy says:

    this movie was a great portrayal of a man who was a good leader thru difficult times,it seems like the presidents before and after had a difficult time, but not like harry truman. his decission to fire general macarthur, was probably
    the worst decision he made, but generally his difficult decisions were for the best interest of the people he served
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. T. Einarsen says:

    I’m not worried about actors and directors. I want to know something new when I view a movie like this, and this was an eye opener!! It is a must see for all of us boys and girls who were raised in homes of FDR haters. Guess there aren’t many left today. Not that it is about FDR, but it will open your eyes about Truman, who he was, and his wisdom which most under-estimated. You know a little old haberdasher.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. Anonymous says:

    Spectacular performances, wonderful story–a fantastic film overall
    Rating: 5 / 5

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