Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days

  • 2000
  • PG-13
  • 145 min
  • USA
  • drama, thriller

Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, his staff and advisors.

Director: Roger Donaldson

Writer: David Self

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp, Dylan Baker,

Thirteen Days offers a compelling look at the Cuban Missile Crisis, and its talented cast deftly portrays the real-life people who were involved.

Rotten Tomatoes


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

Main Cast


Tagline: You'll never believe how close we came

Motion Picture Rating: PG-13

Genres: drama, thriller

Categories: cuban missile crisis, nuclear weapons, john f. kennedy character, year 1962, nikita khrushchev, diplomacy, pentagon, power politics, cold war, aviation, spy plane, united nations, soviet union, presidential advisor, threat of war, ambassador, admiral, oval office


Producer: Peter O. Almond, Armyan Bernstein, Kevin Costner

Editor: Conrad Buff IV

Casting: Dianne Crittenden

Director of photography: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Original music composer: Trevor Jones

Costume design: Isis Mussenden

Executive producer: Marc Abraham, Thomas A. Bliss

Production design: J. Dennis Washington

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 145 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Russian

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color