Truman

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Truman ★★½ 1995 (PG)

Cable bio follows “Give ‘em Hell” Harry (Sinise) from 1917 to 1968. The 33rd U.S. President, derided as a political hack, was determined to prove himself against the odds and by making the tough decisions, including authorizing use of the Abomb on Japan. Sinise gives the appropriate nononsense performance, matched by Scarwid as everloyal wife Bess. Based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prizewinning book. 135m/C VHS, DVD . Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Colm Feore, Richard Dysart, James Gammon, Tony Goldwyn, Pat Hingle, Harris Yulin, Leo Burmester, Zeljko Ivanek, David Lansbury, Marian Seldes, Lois Smith, Richard Venture, Daniel von Bargen; D: Frank Pierson; W: Thomas (Tom) Rickman; C: Paul Elliott; M: David Mans field. CABLE

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