Three key actors in this film went on the play the president elsewhere: Ralph Bellamy played Franklin Roosevelt in War and Remembrance in 1988 and Martin Sheen played the fictional Josiah Bartlett in The West Wing. All three presidents were Democrats, all three actors are Democrats. William Devane played a fictional President Hayes of the US on "Stargate: SG-1" (2004). See more »
President Kennedy's address to the nation is shown as being made from the Oval Office, with the windows behind the President's desk visible in the TV picture. While the actual address did originate from that location, a neutral gray backdrop was placed behind the President's chair, so none of the real background is visible in the tape of the actual telecast. See more »
Riveting behind the scenes drama about the Cuban missile crisis.
A must-see depiction of the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. Focusing mostly on the Kennedy administration, this made-for-TV movie captures all the tension and emotion occurring inside the White House. It gives a real insider's view of how the American government operates. It also takes you inside the Kremlin giving you a glimpse how both sides dealt with the crisis. William Devane and Martin Sheen give excellent performances as Jack and Bobby Kennedy. The entire cast is top-notch. Don't bother with Thirteen Days, it pales by comparison. This is the real deal.
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