Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days
Thirteen Days
  • PG-13
  • 2h 25m
  • 2000
Certified Fresh83%
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Kevin Costner stars in this inside look at how the Kennedy Administration responded to the discovery of offensive Soviet weapons in Cuba, and the pressurized tug-of-war that ensued between the US and the USSR during the thirteen days of the missile crisis.

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Common Sense Says
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Thirteen Days, a docudrama about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, is exciting and suspenseful, even though the actual outcome is well known. The film is a recreation of a crucial incident in American history that's suitable for teens and mature tweens, as well as adults. There's frequent swearing used to heighten the emotional impact (i.e., "bastard," "asshole," "s--t," "Jesus Christ," one use of "f--k"). Because the film is set in the 1960s, smoking is a casual part of many of the meetings in the White House. Alcoholic beverages are consumed in several scenes, never to excess. President John F. Kennedy is seen taking a prescription drug on one occasion.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:December 25, 2000
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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