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Thirteen Days (2000)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40153736
UPC: 794043520228
UPC 14: 00794043520228
Category Keywords: 1960s  History  Politics  Theatrical Release  War
Rating: Game Rating Code
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You'll never believe how close we came.
For thirteen extraordinary days in october 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. After the discovery of soviet weapons in cuba, events and tension escalate between two military superpowers and within the white house.

" intelligently crafted political thriller.  Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Costner at his serious-movie-star best...  Thelma Adams, US Weekly
"One of the best films of the year.  David Sheehan, CBS TV

Editor's Note
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.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/12/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 147 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2000
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 5202
Video UPC UPC: 00794043520228
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bruce Greenwood
Video Cast Info Dylan Baker
Video Cast Info Kevin Costner
Video Cast Info Steven Culp
Video Cast Info Ernest R. May - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Philip D. Zelikow - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Roger Donaldson - Director
Video Cast Info Christopher Duddy - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Andrzej Bartkowiak - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Roger Deakins - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Trevor Jones - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Marc Abraham, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info David Self - Writer

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...The actor who steals [the film] is the one who should: Bruce Greenwood as JFK..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 12/21/2000 p.1D

Entertainment Weekly
Ranked #10 in Entertainment Weekly's "Owen Gleiberman's BEST MOVIES OF 2000"|-- "...Vividly detailed, pulse-quickening..." 12/22/2000 pp.106-17

Box Office
"...Genuinely gripping....Virtually nonstop suspense..." 01/01/2001 p.63

Film Comment
"...A very good articulation of values at a timely moment..." 01/01/2001 p.75-6

Total Film
"...Eerie, compelling viewing....This riveting thriller will have you talking and thinking long after the lights have gone up..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 04/01/2001 p.86

Los Angeles Times
"...Crisp and involving....Efficient and low-key, THIRTEEN DAYS takes itself seriously enough while maintaining a powerful dramatic momentum..." 12/25/2001 p.F1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...Intelligent....Steven Culp makes a good Bobby Kennedy, sharp-edged and protective of his brother, and Dylan Baker's resemblance to McNamara is uncanny..." 01/12/2001 p.29

Wall Street Journal
"Roger Donaldson's thriller about the Cuban Missile Crisis feature a wonderfully nuanced performance by Bruce Greenwood as President John F. Kennedy..." 07/23/2010

San Francisco Chronicle 8 of 10
Thirteen Days is a good movie about a profound moment in world history... At the foundation of Thirteen Days is a story with huge stakes, high drama and built-in tension... [Greenwood's] performance is the best thing in the movie... - Mick LaSalle

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Costner,Kevin
Product attributeLabel:   Turner Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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