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The Missiles of October (1974)

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Anthony Page
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
William Devane ... John F. Kennedy - US President
Ralph Bellamy ... Adlai Stevenson - US Ambassador to UN
Howard Da Silva ... Nikita Khrushchev - Soviet Premier
James Hong ... U Thant - U.N. Secretary-General
Martin Sheen ... Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James T. Callahan ... David Powers - Special Assistant to the President
Peter Canon 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 ... Dean Acheson - Former Secretary of State
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
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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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Relive those thirteen nerve shattering days of . . . The MISSILES of OCTOBER See more »


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Trivia

The acronym ExComm--or EXCOMM--stands for the "Executive Committee of the National Security Council" and has often been commonly abridged as just the "Executive Committee". See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Referenced in The Goonies (1985) See more »

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Riveting behind the scenes drama about the Cuban missile crisis.
24 August 2001 | by dekaplanSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 dagar som skakade världen See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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