Thirteen Days | 2000

Drama, Adaptation
When the US discovers the Soviets are placing missiles in Cuba, President Kennedy faces the imminent prospect of nuclear war.

Cast

... Kenny O'Donnell

Actor

... John F Kennedy

Actor

... Robert F Kennedy

Actor

... Robert McNamara

Actor

... Adlai Stevenson

Actor

... Dean Rusk

Actor

... McGeorge Bundy

Actor

... General Curtis LeMay

Actor

... Ted Sorensen

Actor

... Dean Acheson

Actor

... General Maxwell Taylor

Actor

... U2 Pilot

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Book as Source Material

Company

Production Company

Armed Forces of the Philippines

Production Company

Aviation Location Services

Production Company

Production Company

Barwick Independent Studio LLC

Production Company

Synopsis

As viewed through the eyes of a presidential aide, an inside look at the intense high stakes battle that raged within the U.S. government -- between the Kennedys, the CIA and the Pentagon -- as the world stood at the brink of nuclear war. The true story focuses on how President Kennedy, his brother Bobby, and the U.S. government responded to the discovery of offensive nuclear weapons in Cuba--and the life-or-death tug-of-war that ensued between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. during those thirteen days of crisis in October 1962. The political saga moves from battles in the White House to the skies above Cuba, where U.S. planes dodge Soviet fire; to the high seas, where a showdown between the U.S. and Soviet naval ships threatens to trigger war; to the massive military preparations that presage war.

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