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Thirteen Days

In Thirteen Days the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis is seen through the eyes of Kenny O'Donnell (Kevin Costner), the right hand man to American President John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 145
Theater Release: 12 Jan 2001
Video Release: 12 Nov 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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A fictional view of an impending nuclear incident is available in the political thriller Hunt for Red October . The assassination of J.F. Kennedy, which occurred about one year later (Nov 22, 1963), is dramatized in the movie Parkland.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Thirteen Days

Release Date: 12 November 2013

Thirteen Days re-releases to home video (Blu-ray) in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. The disc includes the following extras:

- Historical Figures Commentary, composed of archival audio featuring John F. Kennedy, Robert McNamara and Kenneth P. O’Donnell, and interviews with Pierre Salinger, Sergei Khrushchev and many others

- Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis Documentary, comprised of film footage from the era with interviews covering U.S./Soviet relations from post-WWII Europe through the end of the crisis

- Historical Figures Biographical Gallery: Video biographies of key figures involved in th crisis, featuring John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Nikita Khruschchev, Fidel Castro and many others

- Filmmaker Commentary, with director Roger Donaldson, actor Kevin Costner and others

- Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary

- Bringing History to the Silver Screen Documentary

- Visual Effects Scene Deconstructions (Multi-Angle Featurette)

- Historical Information Fact Track

- Theatrical Trailer

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