Thirteen Days PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 10, 2001
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Making Of: Visual Effects Scene Deconstructions
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Roger Donaldson - Director, Kevin Costner - Star, David Self - Screenwriter, Michael DeLuca - Executive Producer
      2. John F. Kennedy, Sergei Krushchev, Ernest R. May, Philip D. Zelikow, Pierre Salinger
    • Documentary:
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus: Full-Motion Menus
    • Pop-Ups
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Filmographies: Cast & Crew
    • Biographies: Historical Figures Biographies Gallery
    • Additional Text: Historical Information Subtitle Track
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Weblinks
    • Script-To-Screen

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh83%

Total Count: 121


User Ratings: 30,111
Rating: C+ -- a slightly more accurate mythology of the Cuban Missile Crisis Full Review
Old School Reviews
Nov 21, 2010
Ranked #10 in Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman's BEST MOVIES OF 2000-- ...Vividly detailed, pulse-quickening...
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 22, 2000
Rating: 3/4 -- An unblinking chronicle of the world on the eve of destruction. Full Review
Boulder Weekly
Jan 15, 2007
Though the outcome is a foregone conclusion, this movie still delivers a thrilling ride. Full Review
Jan 12, 2001
...Intelligent....Steven Culp makes a good Bobby Kennedy, sharp-edged and protective of his brother, and Dylan Baker's resemblance to McNamara is uncanny...
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 12, 2001
...Genuinely gripping....Virtually nonstop suspense...
Box Office
Jan 1, 2001
Rating: 3/4 -- Shrewd and tender in equal measure, Thirteen Days is an insider drama par excellence.
Detroit News
Jan 12, 2001

Product Description:

A series of beautiful but devastating atomic explosions provides a vision of gorgeous, appalling destruction that hangs ominously over the political drama of THIRTEEN DAYS. It's October 16, 1962 and, it is not just another day at the office for Kenneth O'Donnell (Kevin Costner), the Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood). The President has just been handed a series of photographs taken from a U-2 spy plane over Cuba, showing deployed Soviet missile launchers capable of firing medium-range ballistic missiles that could hit most major US cities within minutes.

THIRTEEN DAYS is a vivid dramatization of what happened in the Kennedy White House during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Seen through the eyes of O'Donnell, it is a close-up view of President Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (Steven Culp), as they try to handle a crisis that has many of their closest advisors ready to wage what all feared might have been the ultimate war. The script, by David Self, is based on interviews, CIA documents, and White House tapes. Director Roger Donaldson captures the extraordinary tension in the White House as he brings to life every heart-stopping moment.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 20, 2000.
  • THIRTEEN DAYS was shot on location in Glendale, California; Washington, D.C.; Newport, Rhode Island, and in the Philippines.
  • The spectacular atomic explosions shown at the opening of THIRTEEN DAYS are the work of special effects producer, Peter Kuran.
  • Among the many real-life people vividly portrayed on the screen in THIRTEEN DAYS are President Kennedy's Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara (Dylan Baker); his Secretary of State, Dean Rusk (Henry Strozier); Former Secretary of State (for President Truman), Dean Acheson (Len Cariou); UN Representative Adalai Stevenson (Michael Fairman); Admiral George Anderson (Madison Mason); General Maxwell Taylor (Bill Smitrovich); General Curtis LeMay (Kevin Conway); and Kennedy's Press Secretary, Pierre Salinger (Kelly Connell).
  • Jami Bernard of the New York Times and Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly named THIRTEEN DAYS one of the top ten films of 2000.
  • The Broadcast Film Critics Association nominated THIRTEEN DAYS for Best Picture in 2000.
  • Bruce Greenwood was named Best Supporting Actor, Drama and Conrad Buff was awarded Best Film Editing by the Golden Satellite Awards presented by the International Press Academy.

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Thirteen Days JFK And The Cuban Missile Crises Movie Lover: from CHICAGO, IL US -- December, 19, 2017

I owed a copy of this excellent retelling of what went down during those 13 fatefull days in October of 1962 during the Kennedy administration.

The CIA and The joint chiefs of staff simply lied and mis led our 35th President. Brilliantly acted by Bruce Greewood whi plays JFK.

The film recounts the whole thing . From start to finish!
I give this movie 5 Stars also stars Kevin Kostner as Kenny O'Donnel, and Stephen Culp as Robert Kennedy!

One thing that they didn't show to the viewers was that Beetle Smith who planned and executed the Bay of Pigs operation had a secret meeting with president Kennedy in which he brings with him the current news paper takes it out of his over coat pocket slams the news paper on the table and he exclaims to the startled Kennedy "Too,much damn publicity !" And that's why the mission failed! Kennedy apparently tipped off Cuba and Castrol in advance! And that was a big mistake by Kennedy!

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