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World War II: When Lions Roared is a 1994 TV movie, directed by Joseph Sargent, that stars Michael Caine, John Lithgow and Bob Hoskins as the three major Allied leaders. It was the first video production to be produced in an early form of analog high-definition video using the Sony HDVS line of equipment expressly for broadcast in the United States on the NBC television network.

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ed Begley Jr.

    Ed Begley Jr.

    Harry Hopkins

  2. Jan Tříska

    Jan Tříska

    Vyacheslav Molotav

  3. Michael Caine

    Michael Caine

    Joseph V. Stalin

  4. Bob Hoskins

    Bob Hoskins

    Winston Churchill

  5. John Lithgow

    John Lithgow

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Season 1

1994 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of World War II: When Lions Roared premiered on January 1, 1994.

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World War II: When Lions Roared


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 97m



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