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Release Date:
18 December 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

William Devane ... President John F. Kennedy

Ralph Bellamy ... U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson
Howard Da Silva ... Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev

James Hong ... U.N. Secretary-General U Thant

Martin Sheen ... Att. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James T. Callahan ... David Powers, Special Assistant to the President
Peter Canon ... Admiral's Aide
Keene Curtis ... John McCone, Director CIA

Charles Cyphers ... Press Photographer

Clifford David ... Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel
Francis De Sales ... Senator

John Dehner ... Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson
Peter Donat ... David Ormsby-Gore, British Ambassador to U.S.

Andrew Duggan ... Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Army Chief of Staff
Richard Eastham ... Gen. David M. Shoup, USMC Commandant

Dana Elcar ... Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara
Eugene Elman ... Russian Presidium Member (as Gene Elman)
Ron Feinberg ... Gen. Charles De Gaulle
Michael Fox ... Soviet Marshal
Arthur Franz ... Congressman Charles A. Halleck
Larry Gates ... Secretary of State Dean Rusk
Jerome Guardino ... Reporter
Ted Hartley ... American General
Bern Hoffman ... Russian Presidium Member
Richard Karlan ... Chief of the Presidium
Stacy Keach Sr. ... W.E. Knox, President Westinghouse International
Wright King ... Sen. Richard Russell
Will Kuluva ... Valerian Zorin
Paul Lambert ... John Scali, ABC Correspondent
Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Evelyn Lincoln, President Kennedy's Secretary

Michael Lerner ... Pierre Salinger, Whitehouse Press Secretary
Robert P. Lieb ... Gen. Curtis LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff
John McMurtry ... Yefgani Yeftashanko
Byron Morrow ... Sen. William Fullbright
Stewart Moss ... Kenneth O'Donnell, Special Assistant to the President

Stuart Nisbet ... Reporter
Buddy Ochoa ... Television Assistant

James Olson ... McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant for National Security Affairs

Dennis Patrick ... Llewellyn Thompson, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union
Albert Paulsen ... Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin

Nehemiah Persoff ... Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko

William Prince ... Secretary of the Treasury, C. Douglas Dillon

John Randolph ... Undersecretary of State George Ball
Toby Russ ... Waiter

Kenneth Tobey ... Adm. George W. Anderson Jr., Chief of Naval Operations
Serge Tschernisch ... Soviet Stenographer
Jay Vallera ... Cuban Delegate

George Wyner ... Civillian Aide

Harris Yulin ... KGB Agent Alexander Fomin

Thayer David ... Narrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Page 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stanley R. Greenberg 
Robert F. Kennedy  book "Thirteen Days"

Produced by
Robert Berger .... producer
Herbert Brodkin .... producer
Irv Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
 
Film Editing by
Jerry Greene (video tape)
 
Casting by
Joe Scully 
 
Production Design by
Brian Eatwell 
 
Art Direction by
Archie Sharp 
 
Costume Design by
Al Lehman 
 
Makeup Department
Joe Blasco .... makeup artist (1974)
 
Production Management
Don Wollman .... unit manager
 
Art Department
Paul Diyorio .... property master
 
Sound Department
Doug Nelson .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Angel .... camera operator
Jim Balden .... camera operator
Ron Brooks .... camera operator
Hugh Dilonardo .... video engineer
Art LaCombe .... camera operator
Everett Melosh .... lighting director
 
Other crew
Margo Boetticher .... production coordinator
Ernie Buttelman .... technical director
Don Corvan .... stage manager
Frank Genereux .... engineering supervisor
Debbie Handelman .... production coordinator
Ellen Krass .... production coordinator (as Ellen M. Krass)
Jerry Romano .... studio supervisor
Arlene Sidaris .... assistant to producer
Beth Uffner .... production coordinator
James Woodworth .... stage manager
 

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150 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title of this film is a reference to the book "The Guns of August," which had greatly impressed President Kennedy and from which he drew inspiration in dealing with the Cuban Missile Crisis.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The Army General Maxwell Taylor was shown in several scenes, but most prominently around the Cabinet table in the oval office with the right epaulet end showing from under his collar. Military uniforms are purposefully made with adequate tab length to conceal it under the collar, so that members must be "in uniform" at all times. No member of such high rank would miss checking this action, to be certain of this placement before a mirror, prior to appearing at such important meetings.See more »
Quotes:
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.
[pauses]
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev:Perhaps soon we both sleep...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Goonies (1985)See more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
WOW!, 24 June 2003
Author: (roman11@aol.com) from Palo Alto, CA

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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