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The Missiles of October (1974)

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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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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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One week that would change the world. What really happened during the Cuban Missile Crisis? See more »


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18 December 1974 (USA)  »

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13 päivää, jotka järkyttivät maailmaa  »

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Trivia

The then Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson of the United States of America, who was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council, is not a character featured in this tele-movie. The real life VP Johnson character does however appear in Thirteen Days (2000), the later cinema movie about the Cuban Missile Crisis. See more »

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During the debates in the White House, it is mentioned what type of aircraft should replace or augment the U2 to make reconnaissance flights; a "Navy P8U" is mentioned, possibly what was meant as the correct type was F8U, the F8U-IP Crusader, was a fighter aircraft modified for reconnaissance photography. The type served in the Naval Air Service from 1956 until 1999 in the carrier fleet. 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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Version of Thirteen Days (2000) See more »

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Fine performances.
6 April 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

This made for TV picture got rave reviews when it came out in 74. William Devane does a great job in his portrayal of JFK. Martin Sheen was also good as RFK. Howard Da Silva not to be overlooked as Nikita Khrushchev. When viewed today the filming technique may seem dated and dull but if that can be overlooked the content of the film is still powerful. Additionally it's all based on an actual historic event.


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