The movie is quite detailed and accurate even though of course some moments and characters have been 'over-dramatized' for the good of the movie and its flow and emotions. The Russian ships appear to be stopping. Well, who the hell authorized this missile test? The movie is a tremendous look at crisis management and decision-making under extreme pressure. All ships of any kind, bound for Cuba, from whatever nation or port, will, if found to contain cargos of offensive weapons, be turned back. Boy, there is a lot of noise out there, Kenny.
The movie shows men in unknotted ties and shirt-sleeves, grasping coffee cups or whiskey glasses and trying to sound rational while they are at some level terrified. Now, you've been camped out out there since Monday night. The story is build up well and makes the movie really interesting and compelling to follow. In order to give Costner a lot to do they make Kenny O'Donnell out to be a sort of behind-the-scenes king-maker rather than the office gofer that he probably really was. Not me, I was pumped up and ready to go talk about it to someone, I didn't care who, for hours and hours. The following year he became Kennedy's special assistant.
All hands, man your battle stations! We'll have instructions for you in a couple of hours. The man in the field, his family at home, they couldn't even tell you the reasons why their lives were being destroyed. Now, without our deterrent, there's nothing to keep the enemy from choosing general nuclear war. You stayed out of the corner. If Kennedy allowed the military to attack the missiles and destroy them, what would Russia do as a response? Kenny O'Donnell's role in all of this may have been somewhat exaggerated to make it a palatable role for Kevin Costner.
I liked how the Soviets were not cartoonishly vilified, as is common in a lot of Cold War era films. All right, but I'm gonna need a reason to give my boys. They don't know how to respond yet. The Chiefs must want to talk to you. I want to see their career chronology side by side.
There will be no firing anything near any Soviet ships without my express permission. Therefore, we recommend calling the action a quarantine. Not to mention that long before that happens this administration will be politically dead. You know how these guys are about their chains-of-command. I think we haven't been that impressive today. A third course is to strike a deal.
In those minutes, they could kill million Americans and destroy a significant percentage of our bomber bases, degrading our retaliatory options. This is The Godfather of political thrillers. Many would immediately argue that 'Wyatt Earp' cancels out 'Dances With Wolves. Lincoln, Ross June 30, 2015. I think screenwriter David Self did a great job of bringing these real life events to life on the big screen.
Some of the vehicles used in the movie are models from later years, especially the model year 2013 and the model year 2015 which did not exist when the attacks happened in 2012, only known to be original prototypes. Nobody talks to assholes who inflame situations. It reeks of vanity from Costner's side. On the other hand, he was profoundly aware that an invasion would be met with Russian retaliation and probable nuclear war. The Kennedy administration held a slim hope that the Kremlin would agree to their demands, and expected a military confrontation. And, Kenny, you're gonna be in charge of keeping this thing quiet.
They'll know it and use it against us. Khrushchev and I occupy approximately the same political positions inside our governments. Or has there been a coup? There's no way for them to know we're carrying cameras, not bombs. Those goddamn Kennedys are gonna destroy this country if we don't do something about this. Put your gear down over here. I especially liked his boston accent.