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The Missiles of October (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | Thriller  -  18 December 1974 (USA)
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Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Written by Anonymous

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This was originally shot on videotape, and first shown in this format, but when it was sold to local stations, it was transferred to film. See more »

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In some of the briefly seen views of General Curtis LeMay's decorations, a few errors are readily apparent. The highly visible and distinctive diagonally-striped blue & white British Distinguished Flying Cross from his Eagle Squadron service is not seen. There should be a blue striped Air Force Longevity of Service ribbon with devices for years of service as well as a World War II Victory Medal. There is no National Defense yellow/red ribbon and a common error shows him with the Good Conduct ribbon which was awarded only to enlisted persons. He wears no Air Medal or Distinguished Service Cross and the order of his decorations contain errors too numerous to mention in their precedence. See more »

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Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev: [thinking about President Kennedy on the other side of the world, before being interrupted again] Just now, I work and he sleeps. Then, he works and I sleep.
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Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev: Perhaps soon we both sleep...
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Excellent two-sided version of the near-catastrophe
24 July 2003 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best filmed analysis ever of the events of October, 1962; as both a dramatic story and filmed history, it rises far above the recent Kenvin Costner movie "Thirteen Days", which was about the same cataclysmic event.

Significant in this version of the Cuban Missile Crisis is the portrayal of Nikita Khrushchev and his advisors, showing us some (though obviously not all) of the high level discussions on the Soviet side of the fence. The late Howard Da Silva is remarkably expressive as Khrushchev and Nehemiah Persoff excellent as Andrei Gromyko, his foreign minister.

Other cast standouts include the late John Dehner as Dean Acheson; Martin Sheen as Robert F. Kennedy; Andrew Duggan as JCS Chairman Maxwell Taylor; Ralph Bellamy as Adlai Stevenson; and, in a performance unmatched elsewhere by anyone, William Devane as John F. Kennedy.

Although anyone viewing this movie should be warned that this is docudrama and that the real history of the Cuban Missile Crisis is far more complex than even this movie shows us, it is one of, if not the, best historical recreation TV has ever given us. A definite must-see for anyone truly interested in cold-war politics.


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