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Truman is a 1995 HBO movie based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Truman.[1] Starring Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman, the film centers on Truman's rise to the presidency from humble beginnings, World War II, and his decision to use the first atomic bomb. The film's tagline is "It took a farmer's hand to shape a nation."

Truman
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GenreBiography
Drama
Created byDavid McCullough
Based onTruman
by David McCullough
Screenplay byThomas Rickman
Directed byFrank Pierson
StarringGary Sinise
Diana Scarwid
Tony Goldwyn
Theme music composerDavid Mansfield
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Anthea Sylbert
Paula Weinstein
Producer(s)Doro Bachrach
Production location(s)Independence, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
Leavenworth, Kansas
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Topeka, Kansas
Weston, Missouri
CinematographyPaul Elliot
Editor(s)Lisa Fruchtman
Running time135 min.
Production company(s)HBO Pictures
Spring Creek Productions
DistributorHBO
Budget$8 million
Release
Original networkHBO
Picture formatColor
Audio formatDolby
Original release
  • September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)

CastEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

1996 American Cinema Editors (Eddies)

  • Nominated – Best Edited Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television — Lisa Fruchtman

1996 American Society of Cinematographers

  • Won – Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Special or Pilots — Paul Elliot

1996 Casting Society of America (Artios)

1996 Directors Guild of America

  • Nominated – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials — Frank Pierson

1996 Emmy Awards

1996 Golden Globe Awards

1996 PGA Golden Laurel Awards

  • Won – Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform — Paula Weinstein, Anthea Sylbert, Doro Bachrach

1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Won – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries — Gary Sinise

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J. O'Connor, John (September 8, 1995). "TV WEEKEND; Harry S Truman, Late Bloomer". The New York Times.

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