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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David Powers, Special Assistant to the President
Peter Canon ...
Admiral's Aide
Keene Curtis ...
Press Photographer
Francis De Sales ...
Peter Donat ...
David Ormsby-Gore, British Ambassador to U.S.
Richard Eastham ...
Gen. David M. Shoup, USMC Commandant


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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Did You Know?


In "The Missiles of October" William Devane played the President of the United States, and Martin Sheen played a member of his Cabinet. On "The West Wing," Sheen played the President and Devane played a member iof his Cabinet. See more »


The opening credits misspell the name of special advisor to the president McGeorge Bundy as "MacGeorge Bundy." See more »


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.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev: Perhaps soon we both sleep...
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Version of Thirteen Days (2000) See more »

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24 June 2003 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

This really impressed me when first I viewed it in '74. The real standout was William Devane as JFK. One of the most realistic pieces of casting and portrayls I've seen! Only on the close ups could you tell that it was Devane. His accent and demeanour were perfection. In other words he was JFK!

Everyone else was superb as was the story, camera work, direction etc. The casting was brilliant and more than that REAL! This was truly a winner from start to finish.

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