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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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 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
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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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The most powerful docudrama ever produced on THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 päivää, jotka järkyttivät maailmaa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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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WOW!
24 June 2003 | by Roman11See 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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