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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | TV Movie 19 April 1994
This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writer:

David W. Rintels (as David Rintels)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Joseph V. Stalin
Bob Hoskins ... Winston Churchill
John Lithgow ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Ed Begley Jr. ... Harry Hopkins
Jan Tríska ... Vyacheslav Molotav
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This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War.

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Then There Were Giants See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

At the Yalta Conference, while the Big Three pose for their iconic photograph, Churchill tells Stalin that in Britain there are two parties, while in the Soviet Union there is only one. In fact, Churchill's Coalition government included three major parties, not two: Churchill's own Conservatives, Clement Atlee's Labour Party, and Sir Archibald Sinclair's Liberal Party. Both were in the Cabinet: Atlee was Lord Privy Seal and member of the War Cabinet; Sinclair was Secretary of State for Air. See more »

Quotes

Joseph V. Stalin: Experience has taught me to face up to reality, no matter how unpleasant it may be, and to tell the truth.
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Very Well Done
19 November 2015 | by npshiveSee all my reviews

The lack of Hollywood-level production values should not take away from the overall quality of this miniseries. The casting and acting is superb and the amount of research must have been incredible. The script lags at some points and there are some anachronisms (most notably the many maps of Europe which show postwar boundaries), but it accurately captures the interplay between three giants of history. It's interesting to note that there are only 5 significant speaking parts (the Big 3 plus Molotov and Hopkins), and the film does a good job capturing the dialogue between them even when they're separate geographically. A simple production that is pure history without unnecessary and distracting dramatic elements -- the history of the time and how the Big 3 interacted with each other produced more than enough drama.


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