Thirteen Days war movie
Thirteen Days war movie

Thirteen Days (2000, United States)

Categories: aircraft moviespolitical moviesreconnaissance movies

Running time: 145 minutes

Language: English


American intelligence detects strange looking instalations on Cuba. Close analysis reveal that those are Soviet nuclear missile launchers. Since American soil is in the range of their attack president Kennedy decides to start blockade of Cuba so no further weapon from Soviet Union can be installed. But Soviets refuse to stop their ships heading towards the island and two nuclear empires are on the verge of confrontation that could start the nuclear war.

Political drama depicting the 13 days diplomatic and military confrontation between Soviet Union and United States that took place in 1962. The film grasps the tense atmosphere that was behind all of the actions taken by both sides of the conflict. Good cast and gripping plot are the strong points of this production. The weak point is that sometimes too much emphasis was put on glorification of Kennedys and rather corny scenes with Kevin Costner. Apart from that it is very good film.




Our rating

6.8

Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

1 / 5

Historical accuracy

4 / 5



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Creators of Thirteen Days

Roger Donaldson movies

David Self movies

David Self

screenplay



Cast of Thirteen Days

Kevin Costner movies

Kevin Costner

as Kenny O’Donnell


Bruce Greenwood movies bruce-greenwood

Bruce Greenwood

as John F. Kennedy


Steven Culp movies steven-culp

Steven Culp

as Robert F. Kennedy


Bill Smitrovich movies bill-smitrovich

Bill Smitrovich

as General Maxwell Taylor


Dylan Baker movies dylan-baker

Dylan Baker

as Robert McNamara


Michael Fairman movies michael-fairman

Michael Fairman

as Adlai Stevenson


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Events depicted in Thirteen Days

Cold War (1953-1991) Cuban Missile Crisis (14 Oct 1962)