The Missiles of October
1974, Historic / Epic
This film examines the talks and bargaining between major leaders, in both the United States and the Soviet Union, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. When President Kennedy (William Devane) discovers that the Soviets are building a nuclear missile base in Cuba, a short distance from American shores, he decides to negotiate with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (Howard Da Silva) rather than outright threaten him. Still, tensions are high, with the two countries dangerously close to nuclear war.