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Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976)
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Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A biography of President Harry S. Truman.
Style: one man show
Plot: president, one-man show, politics, u.s. president, democratic party

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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
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Country: USA
Duration: 480 min.
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Born Again (1978)
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Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Country: USA
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