Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days

DVD - 2001
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Oct. 1962, for thirteen extraordinary days the world stood on the brink of destruction. Krushchev wouldn't back down, President Kennedy wouldn't give in. Inspired by the real-life events that took place in the Kennedy White House.


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Dec 10, 2019

Definitely a 5 star movie. Superb performances. Very gripping drama. I was in Grade 3 in Canada while the Cuban Missile Crisis was taking place. I did not realize until I watched this movie that we were so close to another war at that time.

Oct 22, 2019

This is an outstanding movie. A great Historical Drama that is very close to the facts as I know them. Because JFK got us out off this mess with out destroying the Earth people have been forever thankful. I was in the third grade during this crisis. That is all my parents talked about and everyone was scared that it was coming to nuclear war.

Thanks JFK for saving us all....

Mar 19, 2019

Excellent, I remember the Cuban Crises well. Costner's character played an important role. I had never heard of him til now.

Mar 07, 2019

Those who know and love history would love this movie. Recommended.

Aug 11, 2017

my disk would not play at all >> but this is a great movie

Jul 06, 2016

This is a 2000 American docudrama directed by Roger Donaldson.
The film dramatizes the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, seen from the perspective of the US political leadership.
Kevin Costner stars as political consultant Kenneth P. O'Donnell.
While the movie carries the same name as the book "Thirteen Days" by former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, it is in fact based on a different book "The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis" by Ernest May and Philip Zelikow.
Based on Kennedy's book, the first docudrama "The Missiles of October" was made in 1974.
This second docudrama contains some newly declassified information not available to the earlier production.
If you take a close look at the film, you might pinpoint a dark figure who must've been involved in the JFK assassination.
Indeed, some brass at the Pentagon actually wanted to attack Cuba, and JFK knew it.
You'll see it by yourself.

Feb 05, 2014

A very well done dramatization of the Cuban Missile Crisis, from the point of view of the interior of the White House, with a senior aide to the President (played by Kevin Costner) as the touchstone character. The story drives up the tension like a slow burner as the administration faces what might be the final crisis and a nuclear war, and the difficult choices between diplomacy and military action. The director Roger Donaldson does outstanding work with this film as he maintains suspense even though the audience knows what happened, and the actors are well cast in their roles, including many Hollywood character actors.

Sunnchilde Jul 06, 2011

This story illustrates how difficult and delicate the presidency is. Dealing with other nations, especially hostile ones is a chess game. It's too easy to say "They did this? Then we'll do THAT." No. Because in reality what happens is they do this and then you do that, then they do another thing, which you have to counter and then they double down and then you triple down and then they do X. That thing which you cannot allow. And now you're in an intractable position. You're committed. And they're committed. And now it may mean war. And you'll wish you'd been a lot more flexible when this whole nightmare first happened.

Oct 13, 2010

well done although it would have been nice to have used more original footage


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Sunnchilde Jul 02, 2011

"It shall be the policy of this Nation, that any missile launched from that embattled island, against any country in the northern hemisphere, will be considered an attack, on the United States by the Soviet Union and will require a full retaliatory response."


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