Thirteen Days (film)

Thirteen Days
Directed byRoger Donaldson
Written byDavid Self
StarringKevin Costner
Bruce Greenwood
Music byTrevor Jones
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date(s)25 December, 2000 (LA and NYC only)
12 January, 2001
16 March, 2001
3 May, 2001
12 July, 2001
Running time145 min
LanguageEnglish
Budget$80 million (est.)
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Thirteen Days (2000) is a historical film directed by Roger Donaldson about the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, seen from a US perspective.

Most of the scenes take place in the White House, focusing on the decision-making process as President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert confront the military, who are pushing for an invasion of Cuba as a reaction to the installation of missiles there by the Soviet Union. Most of the film deals not so much with the Cold War between the Superpowers so much as the conflict between the civilian and military authorities over the correct strategy to pursue. The film is structured so that much of it is seen through the eyes of Kenny O'Donnell, a White House aide played by Kevin Costner.

While the movie carries the same name as the book Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy, it is actually based on The Kennedy Tapes - Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile by Ernest May and Philip Zelikow.

Distribution

New Line Cinema was one of the production companies, alongside Kevin Costner's company Tig Productions and Armyan Bernstein's Beacon Communications. The film was given a limited release in late December 2000, but wide release did not occur until January 2001, with a staggered release to various countries throughout most of the year.

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Roger Donaldson (born November 15, 1945) is an Australian-born New Zealand film producer, director and writer who has made numerous successful movies. He was one of several co-founders of the New Zealand Film Commission.
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David Self is a screenwriter.

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David Self is writing two separate screenplays for films based on superheroes Deathlok and Captain America.[1] The screenwriter also wrote an early draft based on another superhero, Namor.
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Kevin Costner

Birth name Kevin Michael Costner
Born January 18 1955 (1955--) (age 52)
Lynwood, California

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Bruce Greenwood

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Birth name Stuart Bruce Greenwood
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Noranda, Quebec, Canada
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