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Thirteen Days

Release Date: December 25th, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

For thirteen extraordinary days in October of 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that threatened to end in an apocalyptic nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. Thirteen days captures the urgency, suspense and paralyzing chaos of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp, Dylan Baker, Michael Fairman, Henry Strozier, Frank Wood, Kevin Conway

Director: Roger Donaldson

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Beacon Communications, Tig Productions

Keywords: 1960s, Rivalry, New York City, Suspenseful, Engaging, Fall, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    A terrifically engrossing war film in which not a single shot is fired, a movie about shaping events rather than being shaped by them.

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Fascinating in its depiction of presidential leadership in action. show more

  • 65
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    Assiduous, temperate, and a lot more honest about government and politicians than any other Hollywood film of the last few decades, Thirteen Days is nevertheless too little, too late. show more

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