Thirteen Days

In October, 1962, U-2 surveillance photos reveal that the Soviet Union is in the process of placing nuclear weapons in Cuba. These weapons have the capability of wiping out most of the Eastern and Southern United States in minutes if they become operational. President John F

. Kennedy and his advisors must come up with a plan of action against the Soviets. Kennedy is determined to show that he is strong enough to stand up to the threat, and the Pentagon advises U.S. military strikes against Cuba—which could lead the way to another U.S. invasion of the island. However, Kennedy is reluctant to follow through, because a U.S. invasion could cause the Soviets to retaliate in Europe. A nuclear showdown appears to be almost inevitable. Can it be prevented?

Thirteen Days

Title: Thirteen Days

Release Date: 2000

Genres: Drama, History, Thriller

    Directors: Donaldson, Roger


  • Costner, Kevin as Kenny O”Donnell, Special Assistant to the President
  • Greenwood, Bruce as President John F. Kennedy
  • Culp, Steven as Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy
  • Baker, Dylan as Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense
  • Fairman, Michael as Adlai Stevenson, US Ambassador to the UN
  • Strozier, Henry as Dean Rusk, Secretary of State
  • Wood, Frank as McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor
  • Conway, Kevin as Gen. Curtis LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff
  • Kelleher, Tim as Ted Sorensen, Special Counsel to the President
  • Cariou, Len as Dean Acheson, Foreign Policy Advisor
  • Smitrovich, Bill as Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Matthews, Dakin as Arthur Lundhal
  • Mason, Madison as Adm. George Anderson
  • Lawford, Christopher as Cmdr. William B. Ecker, Mission Flight Leader
  • Lauter, Ed as Lt. Gen. Marshall Carter

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