Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. The hallmarks of this series were ... See full summary »
Emilio Estevez, a son of star Martin Sheen, the latter of whom plays Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in this tele-movie, went on to write, star in and direct a feature film about RFK, which was the cinema movie Bobby (2006). In this later movie, Sheen plays a character called Jack. See more »
In one of the Oval Office meetings with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the remark that: "You're in a pretty bad fix, Mr. President," is erroneously attributed to Marine Corps General Shoup. In actuality, it was uttered by General Curtis LeMay prompting the President's well-known response, "Well, you're in it with me." See more »
Superseded in recent years by the Hollywood production "Thirteen Days" starring Kevin Costner, this 1974 made-for-TV movie was for years the best available dramatization of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. A compelling presentation, it has the feel of watching live theater. Although we know more of the historical facts now regarding this particular event in history, this film should still be watched. What I like best about the film, however, is this: In my opinion, William Devane does a better job portraying President John F. Kennedy than any other actor I've ever seen. He's simply excellent! I would like to have seen him do JFK in a bigger production. Interestingly, Martin Sheen, who plays Robert F. Kennedy in this film, later played JFK in a TV miniseries that came out on the 20th anniversary of the assassination (1983). Now, of course, Sheen plays the fictional President Bartlet in the popular TV series "West Wing". Overall, Devane is much better in this film and, compared with Sheen's later work, Devane is a much more convincing JFK.
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