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"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 (Bruce Greenwood), Bobby Kennedy (Steven Culp), and Special Assistant to the President Kenneth P. O'Donnell (Kevin Costner) are in the hot seat as they struggle to prevent nuclear war." --- DVD back cover

"On Tuesday morning, October 16, 1962, shortly after nine o'clock President Kennedy called and asked me to come to the White House. He said only that we were facing great trouble. Shortly afterward, in his office, he told me that a U-2 had just finished a photographic mission and that the Intelligence Community had become convinced that Russia was placing missiles and atomic weapons in Cuba.

That was the beginning of the Cuban missile crisis - a confrontation between the two giant atomic nations, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., which brought the world to the abyss of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind." --- Robert F. Kennedy

It's no secret that I am a huge Kevin Costner fan, and the performance he gives in this movie is truly exceptional. But I am especially honored to have been given this fanlisting by Claudia because I am also a huge fan of JFK - a man whom I've respected and admired for many years.

THIRTEEN DAYS is a very intricate and compelling movie about a part of my country's history, and each time I watch it, I appreciate it even more. If you loved the movie as I did, I hope you decide to join me as a fan. Read the rules, browse thru the site and relive some of the most tense-filled moments ever put on film.