These are the thirteen days that shook the world and put the United States and the USSR on the brink of a nuclear apocalypse. This gripping thriller takes you inside the White House to the seats of power, bringing to life how the Kennedy administration dealt with the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Goaded by his top military advisers to strike an attack on the Soviet missiles placed in Cuba, President John Kennedy knew such airstrikes would begin the end of the world as we know it. Only one year later, JFK would be assassinated, but his level-headed tactics during this time saved the world from the unthinkable. Produced by and starring Kevin Costner and directed by Australia's Roger Donaldson (Cocktail, No Way Out), Thirteen Days delivers "some extraordinary history, a great deal of tension, detail and politics. But above all it is a great cinematic thriller given momentum because it all happened" - Paul Le Petit

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Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13

Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 25m · 1/12/2001

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These are the thirteen days that shook the world and put the United States and the USSR on the brink of a nuclear apocalypse. This gripping thriller takes you inside the White House to the seats of power, bringing to life how the Kennedy administration dealt with the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Goaded by his top military advisers to strike an attack on the Soviet missiles placed in Cuba, President John Kennedy knew such airstrikes would begin the end of the world as we know it. Only one year later, JFK would be assassinated, but his level-headed tactics during this time saved the world from the unthinkable. Produced by and starring Kevin Costner and directed by Australia's Roger Donaldson (Cocktail, No Way Out), Thirteen Days delivers "some extraordinary history, a great deal of tension, detail and politics. But above all it is a great cinematic thriller given momentum because it all happened" - Paul Le Petit

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Russian, Spanish, Romanian

Country

United States

Production Companies

New Line Cinema, Beacon Communications, Tig Productions

Budget

$80,000,000

Revenue

$66,579,890
Part Of
Cast
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Shawn Driscoll

U-2 Pilot
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Kevin Costner

Kenny O'Donnell
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Drake Cook

Mark O'Donnell
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Lucinda Jenney

Helen O'Donnell
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Caitlin Wachs

Kathy O'Donnell
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Jon Foster

Kenny O'Donnell, Jr.
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Matthew Dunn

Kevin O'Donnell
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Kevin O'Donnell

NPIC Photo Interpreter
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Janet Coleman

Evelyn Lincoln
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Bruce Thomas

Floyd
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Stephanie Romanov

Jacqueline Kennedy
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Bruce Greenwood

John F. Kennedy
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Frank Wood

McGeorge Bundy
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Dakin Matthews

Arthur Lundahl
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Liz Sinclair

Kenny's Assistant #1
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Colette O'Connell

Kenny's Assistant #2
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Karen Ludwig

Operator Margaret
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Audrey Rapoport

White House Operator #1
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Marliese Schneider

White House Operator #2 (as Marliese K. Schneider)
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Steven Culp

Robert F. Kennedy
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Dylan Baker

Robert McNamara
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Bill Smitrovich

Gen. Maxwell Taylor
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Henry Strozier

Dean Rusk
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Ed Lauter

Gen. Marshall Carter
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Michael Fairman

Adlai Stevenson
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Walter Adrian

Lyndon Johnson
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Tim Kelleher

Ted Sorensen
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James Karen

George Ball
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Dan Ziskie

Gen. Walter 'Cam' Sweeney (as Daniel Ziskie)
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Len Cariou

Dean Acheson
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Peter White

John McCone
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Kevin Conway

Gen. Curtis LeMay
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Kelly Connell

Pierre Salinger
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Olek Krupa

Andrei Gromyko
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Elya Baskin

Anotoly Dobrinyn
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Timothy Jerome

Journalist
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Jack McGee

Richard J. Daley
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Lamar Smith

Aide
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John Aylward

Orville Dryfoos
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Madison Mason

Adm. George Anderson
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Vivien Straus

White House Aide
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Christopher Lawford

Cmdr. William B. Ecker
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David O'Donnell

Lt. Bruce Wilhemy
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Gene Del Bianco

Petty Officer
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Benjamin Koldyke

RF-8 Pilot (as Ben Koldyke)
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Daniel Vergara

OAS Secretary General José A. Mora
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Ruben Moreno

Argentine Diplomat (as Reuben Moreno)
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Thomas Roberts

Sonar Operator
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Sean Bergin

Chief Sonarman
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Alan Francis

Executive Officer of USS Pierce
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Robert Munstis

Radio Room Operator #1
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Michael Gaston

Captain of USS Pierce
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Joseph Repoff

Radio Room Operator #2
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J. Tucker Smith

Captain of USS Kennedy
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Chris Henry Coffey

Officer of Destroyer
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Oleg Vidov

Valerian Zorin
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Radu Gavor

Romanian Delegate
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Zitto Kazann

Chilean Delegate
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Alex Veadov

Radio Room Operator #3
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Jack Blessing

John Scali
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Tom Everett

Walter Sheridan
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Karl Makinen

Young FBI Agent
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Boris Lee Krutonog

Alexander Fomin
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Charles Esten

Maj. Rudolph Anderson
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Charles Barrett

Air Force NCO
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Darryl Smith

Football Coach
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Allan Graf

Football Referee (as Alan Graf)
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Robert Miranda

RFK's Driver
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Todd Sible

RFK's Staffer
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Marya Kazakova

Soviet Woman
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Cliff Fleming

Aerial Coordinator
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Craig Hosking

Pilot
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Pauli Macy

Admiral
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Michael R Bowman

Aide to JFK (uncredited)
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Walter Cronkite

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Hope Cruickshank

Kenny O'Donnell's Daughter (uncredited)
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Tess Cruickshank

Kenny O'Donnell's Daughter (uncredited)
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Ryder Davis

Boy Scout (uncredited)
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Paul Farber

Child Greeting President (uncredited)
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Sierra Farber

Child Greeting President (uncredited)
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Roger Ferreira

Army Lieutenant General (uncredited)
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Armen Garo

Crewman on Freighter (uncredited)
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Gilley Grey

Air Force Pilot (uncredited)
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Phil Hawn

UN Administrator (uncredited)
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Rick Kain

Carpenter (uncredited)
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John F. Kennedy

Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Steven Koller

White House Staff (uncredited)
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Pramod Kumar

U Thant (uncredited)
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Jennifer D. Lac Kamp

UN Secretary (uncredited)
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John Michael

UN Manager (uncredited)
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Ralph Moratz

Extra (uncredited)
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Ryan Notch

Boy Scout (uncredited)
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MarieKaren Pechinski

UN Administrator (uncredited)
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Richard Rossi

Reporter (uncredited)
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Cico Silva

Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
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Larry Strauss

Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon (uncredited)
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Ron A. Williams

Man Walking in Building (uncredited)
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Brad Yoder

Sorensen's Assistant (uncredited)
Crew
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Roger Donaldson

Director
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David Self

Writer
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Ernest R. May

Writer
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Philip D. Zelikow

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Thirteen Days

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/10/2001

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Thirteen Days

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

11/12/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Thirteen Days

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/10/2001

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