Thirteen Days


2h 25m 2000

Brief Synopsis

As viewed through the eyes of a presidential aide, an inside look at the intense high stakes battle that raged within the U.S. government -- between the Kennedys, the CIA and the Pentagon -- as the world stood at the brink of nuclear war. The true story focuses on how President Kennedy, his brother Bobby, and the U.S. government responded to the discovery of offensive nuclear weapons in Cuba--and the life-or-death tug-of-war that ensued between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. during those thirteen days of crisis in October 1962. The political saga moves from battles in the White House to the skies above Cuba, where U.S. planes dodge Soviet fire; to the high seas, where a showdown between the U.S. and Soviet naval ships threatens to trigger war; to the massive military preparations that presage war.

Film Details

Also Known As
13 Days, Treize jours, Tretton dagar
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
Biography
Political
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Philippines; Rhode Island, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Synopsis

As viewed through the eyes of a presidential aide, an inside look at the intense high stakes battle that raged within the U.S. government -- between the Kennedys, the CIA and the Pentagon -- as the world stood at the brink of nuclear war. The true story focuses on how President Kennedy, his brother Bobby, and the U.S. government responded to the discovery of offensive nuclear weapons in Cuba--and the life-or-death tug-of-war that ensued between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. during those thirteen days of crisis in October 1962. The political saga moves from battles in the White House to the skies above Cuba, where U.S. planes dodge Soviet fire; to the high seas, where a showdown between the U.S. and Soviet naval ships threatens to trigger war; to the massive military preparations that presage war.

Crew

Marc Abraham

Executive Producer

Kimberly Adams-galligan

Assistant Costume Designer

Jorge Agraz

Production Secretary

Brandon Ainsworth

Electrician

Tom Ajar

Projectionist

Peter Albert

Video Assist/Playback

John W Aldays

Other

Geoffrey Alexander

Original Music

Geoffrey Alexander

Music Conductor

Peter Almond

Producer

David T. Altenau

Digital Effects Supervisor

Philip Altmann

Production

Jonathan Alvord

Avid Editor

Mike Ambrosio

Costumes

Peter Amundson

Editor

Erlinda Angeles

Medic

Susan Antonelli

Wardrobe

Sammy Araanamendez

Set Decorator

Captain Guy A Archambault

Technical Advisor

Wynn Arenas

Wardrobe

Alex Argente

Costumes

Lisa Marie Arnone

Art Assistant

Donny Arros

Key Grip

Viviano Auro

Electrician

Frank Avanzo

Costumes

Randy Babchuck

Electrician

Perfecto Bacamante

Security

Sarah Ballard

Cgi Artist

Julian Baltonado

Best Boy

Rodante Baltonado

Electrician

Alan Baptiste

On-Set Dresser

Mark Barclay

Assistant

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Director Of Photography

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Dp/Cinematographer

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Other

Lynn Basas

Other

David Bausch

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ada Denise Bautista

Assistant Director

Benjamin Beardwood

Dialogue Editor

Bryan Belair

Construction Coordinator

Michelle R Belair

Assistant

Cw Belisle

Swing Gang

Judson Bell

On-Set Dresser

Anthony Belmonte

Other

Rick Benoit

Other

Jack Berlie

Generator Operator

Jannel Bermudez

Production Assistant

Armyan Bernstein

Producer

Kelly Berry

Assistant Set Decorator

Yolly Biltz

Production Assistant

Lester Bishop

Key Grip

Lee Blasingame

Assistant Camera Operator

Thomas Bliss

Executive Producer

Daniel Boccoli

Assistant Editor

Thomas Borgnine

Stand-In

Joan G. Bostwick

Assistant Director

Loraine Boushell

Makeup Artist

Jamie Bradley

Electrician

Julian Brain

Set Production Assistant

Conrad F Brink

Special Effects

Craig A Brink

Rigging Gaffer

Shawn J. Broes

Editor

Kevin Brown

Electrician

Mark Brown

Dp/Cinematographer

Mark Brown

Director Of Photography

Mark Brown

Other

Anton Bruckner

Song

Dino Brugioni

Advisor

Russ Buckens

Driver

Eamon Buehning

Accountant

Conrad Buff

Editor

Greg Burgmann

Sound Mixer

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Rodney Bursiel

Stand-In

Nita Camantique

Hair Stylist

Jon Campbell

Special Effects Assistant

Lucy Campbell

Costumes

Mike J Campbell

Grip

Tony Campenni

Dolly Grip

Ben Campita

On-Set Dresser

Kevin A Canamar

Medic

Prisciano Canape

Other

Rick Canelli

Adr

John Cannon

Other

Christine Cantella

Costumes

Frank Capello

Props

Gary Capo

Director Of Photography

Gary Capo

Dp/Cinematographer

Gary Capo

Other

A Charles Carnaggio

Props

Ron Carriero

Foreman

Anne Carroll

Dga Trainee

George Carroll

Production Assistant

Mike Carroll

Other

Augie Carton

Set Production Assistant

Barbara Casner

Accounting Assistant

Ruth Caspary

Cgi Artist

Jim Cedrone

Special Thanks To

Mari-an Ceo

Costumes

Shankar Chatterjee

Other

John Chickanis

Electrician

Wally Chin

Other

Jack Chouchanian

Best Boy Grip

Susan Christy

Craft Service

Don Church

Special Thanks To

Carlos Cibils

Camera Assistant

Don Clark

Swing Gang

Elizabeth Clark

Office Assistant

Douglas Cluff

Other

William R Codus

Consultant

Ardis Cohen

Hair Stylist

Harry Cohen

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Comesky

Electrician

Cirio Conde

Camera

Rik Converse

Set Production Assistant

Michael Coo

Dolly Grip

Lara Cordy

Assistant

Jack B Cornelius

Swing Gang

Mauro Cortez

Technical Advisor

Kevin Costner

Producer

Tom Cottrill

Production

Carole Cowley

Producer

James B Crawford

Gaffer

Tangi Crawford

Wardrobe

Ted Criswell

Medic

Dianne Crittenden

Casting

Walter Cronkite

Special Thanks To

Vic Cuccia

Transportation Co-Captain

Bernice Culbertson

Transportation

Fred Culbertson

Driver

John Culipher

Production

Erin Cullen

Rotoscope Animator

Francisco Cumigad

Electrician

Captain Ernst M Cummings

Special Thanks To

Gavin Curran

Electrician

Gary Cyr

Grip

Dave Daimond

Best Boy

Rodolfo Damaggio

Storyboard Artist

Soraya Dancsecs

Assistant

Elaine Davis

Costumes

George Davis

Transportation Captain

Willie Dawkins

Electrician

Angelo De Guzman

Best Boy Grip

Dennis De Guzman

Dolly Grip

Jose L De Juan

Cgi Artist

Noel De Leon

Unit Manager Assistant

Michael De Luca

Executive Producer

Bobby L Deal

Other

Vince Deamicis

Assistant

Paul Deason

Unit Production Manager

Paul Deason

Coproducer

Gary Debartoli

Other

Steve Deboer

On-Set Dresser

Tom Degorter

Foley

Mary Delaney

Assistant

Stel Deleon

Accounting Assistant

Daniel Delina

Assistant Camera Operator

Charles Demos

Consultant

Remedios Desamparo

Makeup Artist

Kristen Detwiler

Assistant

Richard Devinki

Production Coordinator

Seong Dilg

Grip

Joey Din

Electrician

Alexander Dipon

Props Assistant

Vincente Diquit

Hair Stylist

Danny Dominguez

Special Effects

Cass Donaldson

Assistant

Bruce Donnellan

Visual Effects

Ray Dorpfeld

Liaison

Katherine Dorrer

Production Coordinator

Mike Douglas

Liaison

Christopher Downey

Office Assistant

Jessica Drake

Dialect Coach

Joe Dubs

Visual Effects

Christopher Duddy

Dp/Cinematographer

Christopher Duddy

Director Of Photography

Christopher Duddy

Other

Andrew Dudman

Assistant Engineer

Gregory M Dultz

Driver

Andrew Dumas

Assistant Camera Operator

Gary Duncan

Driver

Wayne L. Duncan

Grip

James Dunne

Driver

Genevieve Duraive

Construction

Captain William B Ecker

Advisor

Terry Edinger

Production Accountant

Jack Edjourian

Visual Effects

Allen Edmonds

Special Thanks To

John Egan

Set Production Assistant

Kevin Elam

Visual Effects

Carolyn L. Elias

Hair Stylist

Elle Elliott

Hair Stylist

Jimmy Ellis

Electrician

Gene Engels

Gaffer

Emily Engler

Assistant

Edgardo Enriquez

Grip

Major Jose Marie Espino

Other

Bernard Espinosa

Art Department Coordinator

Kent Estep

Cgi Artist

Brian Evans

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
13 Days, Treize jours, Tretton dagar
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
Biography
Political
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Philippines; Rhode Island, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2000 award for Best Picture by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Winner of two 2000 Golden Satellite Awards, including Best Supporting Actor - Drama (Bruce Greenwood) and Best Film Editing, from the International Press Academy.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 2001

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Avant Premieres/Previews) August 31 - September 9, 2001.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 7-18, 2001.

Francis Ford Coppola was previously in talks to direct.

Phil Alden Robinson was previously attached to direct.

Project previously in development at Universal Pictures.

Project was previously in development at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Began shooting October 4, 1999.

Completed shooting January 20, 2000.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 2001

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Avant Premieres/Previews) August 31 - September 9, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 7-18, 2001.)