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The Man Who Saved the World (2014)

Retired Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, who saved the world from WW3, talks about his life as retiree and shares his opinions on the Cold War with actor Kevin Costner in this melancholic mixture of documentary and reenacted footage.

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Peter Anthony

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Peter Anthony

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislav Petrov Stanislav Petrov ... Himself
Kevin Costner ... Himself
Sergey Shnyryov Sergey Shnyryov ... Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov
Nataliya Vdovina ... Raia (as Natalia Vdovina)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself
Oleg Kassin Oleg Kassin ... Major Orlov
Galina Kalinina Galina Kalinina ... Herself
Robert De Niro ... Himself
Matt Damon ... Himself
Ashton Kutcher ... Himself
Vilis Daudzins Vilis Daudzins ... Main Control Operative: Visual Channel
Igor Chernyavskiy Igor Chernyavskiy ... Assistant to Main Control Operative
Girts Jakovlevs ... Col. General Votintsev
Mihails Karasikovs Mihails Karasikovs ... Algorithmic Specialist
Igor Filippov Igor Filippov ... Main Control Operative
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Few people know of him - yet billions of people are alive because of him. The actions of lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet nilitary officer, prevented the start of a unsurvivable worldwide muclear war and the devastation of the entire Earth. Written by dncorp01

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Denmark | Latvia | Russia | USA

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann, der die Welt rettete See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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When Stanislav meets Kevin Costner it is in the set of the movie The Guardian. This is evidenced by the presence of Ashton Kutcher and Neal McDonough. See more »

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Kevin Costner: A final question! If the nuclear war happened... What do they say the murdered amount would be'?
Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov: Our analysts say that... after the first nuclear attack half of the U.S. population will die, Killed, Wounded. Stanislav Petrov: All systems of communication would be destroyed.The same thing would happen to the Soviet Union. There is a chance of a second strike occurring.The US would undoubtedly deliver a retaliatory nuclear strike. Thousands of missiles would be airborne. Then chaos would reign ...
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References Waterworld (1995) See more »

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The Man Who Saved the World tells the gripping true story of Stanislav Petrov - a man who single-handedly averted a full scale NUCLEAR WORLD WAR.
12 November 2014 | by pa-158-369947See all my reviews

The Man Who Saved the World, a feature film, tells the true yet nearly untold story of Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet lieutenant colonel who single-handedly prevented nuclear Armageddon at the height of the Cold War.

Many films aspire to tackle macro-society issues and intimate human relationships within the same story, but it often results in over-exposition or a muddy story with underdeveloped characters. "The Man Who Saved the World" succeeds in touching the audience with an important societal concern, while also developing the connective tissues to make us feel for a raw, flawed human being. This feature could not come more highly recommended. A truly wonderful and amazing film.


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