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Thirteen Days  Cover Image DVD DVD

Thirteen Days / presented by New Line Cinema in association with Beacon Pictures ; a Roger Donaldson film ; produced by Armyan Bernstein, Peter O. Almond, Kevin Costner ; written by David Self ; directed by Roger Donaldson.


Inspired by the real-life events that took place in the Kennedy White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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. President John F. Kennedy and Special Assistant to the President Kenneth P. O'Donnell are in the hot seat as they struggle to prevent nuclear war"--DVD sleeve.

Record details

  • ISBN: 078063411X
  • ISBN: 9780780634114
  • ISBN: 0780636325
  • ISBN: 9780780636323
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 147 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
Based on the book "The Kennedy tapes : inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis", edited by Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow.
Special features: filmmaker commentary with Kevin Costner, Roger Donaldson, David Self and others, historical commentary, documentary 'Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis', documentary 'Bringing history to the silver screen', historical figures biography gallery, visual effects scene demonstrations, deleted scenes with director commentary, cast and crew filmographies, theatrical trailers; DVD-ROM content: script to screen screenplay, link to original website.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Home Use Only - Inquire for classroom use.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Andrzej Bartkowiak ; editor, Conrad Buff ; music, Trevor Jones ; production designer, Dennis Washington ; costume designer, Isis Mussenden ; co-producers, Paul Deason, Mary Montiforte ; executive producers, Ilona Herzberg, Michael De Luca, Thomas A. Bliss, Marc Abraham.
Participant or Performer Note:
Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp, Dylan Baker, Michael Fairman, Henry Strozier, Frank Wood, Kevin Conway, Tim Kelleher, Len Cariou, Bill Smitrovich, Dakin Matthews, Madison Mason, Christopher Lawford, Ed Lauter, Elya Baskin, Boris Krutonog, Peter White, James Karen, Tim Jerome, Olek Krupa, Lucinda Jenney, Oleg Vidov.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital, DTS surround sound; DVD-ROM features require: DVD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM encoder, Windows 95 or higher and Internet Explorer or higher; Macintosh system 9.0.4 or higher with Netscape Navigator 4.6-4.7, Macintosh content may not function under Macintosh OS X.
Language Note:
Subject: May, Ernest R. > Film adaptations.
Zelikow, Philip, 1954- > Film adaptations.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 > Drama.
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971 > Drama.
Cuba > Foreign relations > Drama.
United States > Foreign relations > 1961-1963 > Drama.
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 > Drama.
Cuba > History > 1959-1990 > Drama.
Genre: Historical films.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library PN 1997 .T55 2001 30775305550619 Media Library-Circulating Collection Available -

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