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Thirteen Days Details


Director Roger Donaldson teams up with star Kevin Costner for another political thriller (after their 1987 pairing, No Way Out), only this time with a film based on the actual events surrounding the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, taking place during the titular thirteen days wherein the U.S. and the Soviet Union nearly engaged in full-scale nuclear war. After President John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood) is shown photographs from a spy plane detailing the presence of missiles in Cuba capable of obliterating massive areas of the U.S., he must immediately decide the most effective course of action for the country. With the aid of best friend and special assistant Kenny O'Donnell (Kevin Costner) and brother Robert (Steven Culp), the President must avoid a dire chain of events that could be dictated by General Curtis LeMay (Kevin Conway), who would rather take immediate action and invade Cuba. After initial reticence about leaking the information to the nation, President Kennedy eventually tells of the conflict, leading to widespread panic and a blockade of Cuba. With the aid of Robert McNamara (Dylan Baker) and Adlai Stevenson (Michael Fairman), the leaders must find a way to alleviate the tension of the situation. Thirteen Days also features Walter Adrian as Lyndon Johnson. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

  • Release date:December 16, 2000


Kevin Costner
as Kenneth P. O'Donnell
Bruce Greenwood
as John F. Kennedy
Steven Culp
as Robert F. Kennedy
Dylan Baker
as Robert McNamara
Michael Fairman
as Adlai Stevenson
Henry Strozier
as Dean Rusk
Frank Wood
as McGeorge Bundy
Kevin Conway
as Gen. Curtis LeMay
Tim Kelleher
as Ted Sorensen
Len Cariou
as Dean Acheson
Bill Smitrovich
as Gen. Maxwell Taylor
Dakin Matthews
as Arthur Lundahl
Madison Mason
as Adm. George Anderson
Christopher Lawford
as Cmdr. William B. Ecker
Ed Lauter
as Gen. Marshall Carter
Elya Baskin
as Anatoly Dobrinyn
Boris Krutonog
as Alexander Fomin
Peter White
as John McCone
James Karen
as George Ball
Tim Jerome
as Journalist
Olek Krupa
as Andrei Gromyko
Lucinda Jenney
as Helen O'Donnell
Oleg Vidov
as Valerian Zorin
Stephanie Romanov
as Jacqueline Kennedy


Roger Donaldson
Kevin Costner
Armyan Bernstein
Peter O. Almond
David Self
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Trevor Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Conrad Buff
Dennis Washington
Production Designer
Ann Harris
Art Director
Tom Taylor
Art Director
Mary Montiforte
Paul Deason
Staci A. Silva
Associate Producer
Ilona Herzberg
Executive Producer
Marc Abraham
Executive Producer
Thomas A. Bliss
Executive Producer
Michael De Luca
Executive Producer
Denise Pizzini
Set Designer
Nancy Mickelberry
Set Designer
Don Woodruff
Set Designer
Julie Ray
Set Designer
Isis Mussenden
Costume Designer
Denise Pizzini
Set Decorator
Richard Bryce Goodman
Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Huberman
First Assistant Director
Dianne Crittenden
Paul Deason
Unit Production Manager
Dennis Washington
Second Unit Director
Michael J. McAlister
Visual Effects Supervisor