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      Hiroshima

      PG 1995 3h 12m Drama List
      Reviews 83% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Vice President Harry Truman (Kenneth Welsh) is suddenly forced to deal with the difficult task of taking control of the United States during the closing stages of World War II. Though the Germans have been beaten down and are on the verge of surrender, Japanese forces refuse to back down. Meanwhile, President Truman is getting conflicting advice regarding the necessity of dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Read More Read Less

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      Walter Goodman New York Times ... stitches together newsreels, interviews and dramatizations, not quite seamlessly but often effectively, and picks up considerable force in its second half... Dec 8, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member fascinating view on the political processes leading to dropping the bomb. Pity that the writers have a very prominent political slant and agenda, which casts doubt on the believability of the narrative. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Who ever needs to research of want to know about the Bomb, should watch this documentary. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review victor o An excellent telling of the creation of the atom bomb and its use in the Second World War. The scenes filmed from the Allies was well filmed and offered magnificent testimony something akin to Reds only not as boring. I absolutely loved the Japanese filmed scenes as to how rough it was from the Japanese government in attempting to end the war while being held practically hostage by their own military. In the end the nuclear bombs delivered what they promised, a quick end to the war. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member narrator is John Hurt, who adds a great grit to the story which is told in a very balanced manner... disturbing movie, especially when you consider that here were 3,000 Americans (of Japanese descent) in the city at the time of the blast... Was it really necessary, or just a case of of, Gee, let's drop this thing and see what happens.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member jus a mind blowin movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member can be draggy, and when its about the japanese side its boring because on how bias it is everytime whenever it comes to the japanese.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Vice President Harry Truman (Kenneth Welsh) is suddenly forced to deal with the difficult task of taking control of the United States during the closing stages of World War II. Though the Germans have been beaten down and are on the verge of surrender, Japanese forces refuse to back down. Meanwhile, President Truman is getting conflicting advice regarding the necessity of dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima.
      Director
      Roger Spottiswoode, Koreyoshi Kurahara
      Production Co
      Telescene Film Group Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 4, 2005
      Runtime
      3h 12m