Truman (film)

Truman (film)

Created by David McCullough
Based on Truman 
by David McCullough
Screenplay by Thomas Rickman
Directed by Frank Pierson
Starring Gary Sinise
Diana Scarwid
Tony Goldwyn
Theme music composer David Mansfield
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Doro Bachrach
Editor(s) Lisa Fruchtman
Cinematography Paul Elliot
Running time 135 min.
Distributor HBO
Budget $8 million
Original release
  • September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)

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."


  • Cast 1
  • Awards and nominations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Awards and nominations

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)

  • Won - Best Casting for TV Movie of the Week — Mary Colquhoun

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


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

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