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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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Star Martin Sheen, who plays Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, went on to play American President John F. Kennedy in the television mini-series Kennedy (1983). See more »

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In some of the briefly seen views of General Curtis LeMay's decorations, a few errors are readily apparent. The highly visible and distinctive diagonally-striped blue & white British Distinguished Flying Cross from his Eagle Squadron service is not seen. There should be a blue striped Air Force Longevity of Service ribbon with devices for years of service as well as a World War II Victory Medal. There is no National Defense yellow/red ribbon and a common error shows him with the Good Conduct ribbon which was awarded only to enlisted persons. He wears no Air Medal or Distinguished Service Cross and the order of his decorations contain errors too numerous to mention in their precedence. 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.
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Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev: Perhaps soon we both sleep...
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Fine performances.
6 April 2000 | by yenloSee all my reviews

This made for TV picture got rave reviews when it came out in 74. William Devane does a great job in his portrayal of JFK. Martin Sheen was also good as RFK. Howard Da Silva not to be overlooked as Nikita Khrushchev. When viewed today the filming technique may seem dated and dull but if that can be overlooked the content of the film is still powerful. Additionally it's all based on an actual historic event.


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