• The Missiles of October (1974)

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The Missiles of October

Release Date: 1974

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

This film examines the talks and bargaining between major leaders, in both the United States and the Soviet Union, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. When President Kennedy (William Devane) discovers that the Soviets are building a nuclear missile base in Cuba, a short distance from American shores, he decides to negotiate with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (Howard Da Silva) rather than outright threaten him. Still, tensions are high, with the two countries dangerously close to nuclear war.

Cast: William Devane, Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva

Director: Anthony Page

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Rescue, Tense, 1960s, Escape, Rivalry, Engaging, Gripping

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special
Nominated Outstanding Directing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy