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The Missiles of October (1974)

TV Movie | 150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Jerry Greene (video tape)
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Updated Dec 18, 1974

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Dec 18, 1974 (United States)

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William Devane
President John F. Kennedy President John F. Kennedy   See fewer
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Ralph Bellamy
U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson   See fewer
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Howard Da Silva
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev   See fewer
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James Hong
U.N. Secretary-General U Thant U.N. Secretary-General U Thant   See fewer
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Martin Sheen
Att. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy Att. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy   See fewer
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James T. Callahan
David Powers, Special Assistant to the President David Powers, Special Assistant to the President   See fewer
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Peter Canon
Admiral's Aide Admiral's Aide   See fewer
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Keene Curtis
John McCone, Director CIA John McCone, Director CIA   See fewer
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Charles Cyphers
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Clifford David
Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel   See fewer
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Francis De Sales
Senator Senator   See fewer
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John Dehner
Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson   See fewer
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Peter Donat
David Ormsby-Gore, British Ambassador to U.S. David Ormsby-Gore, British Ambassador to U.S.   See fewer
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Andrew Duggan
Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Army Chief of Staff   See fewer
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Richard Eastham
Gen. David M. Shoup, USMC Commandant Gen. David M. Shoup, USMC Commandant   See fewer
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Dana Elcar
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara   See fewer
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Eugene Elman
Russian Presidium Member (as Gene Elman) Russian Presidium Member (as Gene Elman)   See fewer
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Ron Feinberg
Gen. Charles De Gaulle Gen. Charles De Gaulle   See fewer
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Michael Fox
Soviet Marshal Soviet Marshal   See fewer
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Arthur Franz
Congressman Charles A. Halleck Congressman Charles A. Halleck   See fewer
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Larry Gates
Secretary of State Dean Rusk Secretary of State Dean Rusk   See fewer
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Jerome Guardino
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Ted Hartley
American General American General   See fewer
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Bern Hoffman
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Richard Karlan
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Stacy Keach Sr.
W.E. Knox, President Westinghouse International W.E. Knox, President Westinghouse International   See fewer
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Sen. Richard Russell Sen. Richard Russell   See fewer
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Will Kuluva
Valerian Zorin Valerian Zorin   See fewer
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John Scali, ABC Correspondent John Scali, ABC Correspondent   See fewer
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Mrs. Evelyn Lincoln, President Kennedy's Secretary Mrs. Evelyn Lincoln, President Kennedy's Secretary   See fewer
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Michael Lerner
Pierre Salinger, Whitehouse Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, Whitehouse Press Secretary   See fewer
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Robert P. Lieb
Gen. Curtis LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Curtis LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff   See fewer
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John McMurtry
Yefgani Yeftashanko Yefgani Yeftashanko   See fewer
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Byron Morrow
Sen. William Fullbright Sen. William Fullbright   See fewer
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Stewart Moss
Kenneth O'Donnell, Special Assistant to the President Kenneth O'Donnell, Special Assistant to the President   See fewer
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Stuart Nisbet
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Buddy Ochoa
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James Olson
McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant for National Security Affairs   See fewer
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Dennis Patrick
Llewellyn Thompson, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Llewellyn Thompson, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union   See fewer
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Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin   See fewer
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Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko   See fewer
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William Prince
Secretary of the Treasury, C. Douglas Dillon Secretary of the Treasury, C. Douglas Dillon   See fewer
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Undersecretary of State George Ball Undersecretary of State George Ball   See fewer
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Cuban Delegate (as Jay Vallera) Cuban Delegate (as Jay Vallera)   See fewer
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KGB Agent Alexander Fomin KGB Agent Alexander Fomin   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 856 votes