The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.
- Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
- Studio: New Line Cinema, Tig Productions, Hollywood Pictures, Beacon Communications, Buena Vista International, Beacon Pictures
- Keyword: usa president, atomic bomb, cold war, john f. kennedy, politics, threat, cuban missile crisis, diplomacy, 1960s
- Cast: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp, Dylan Baker, Michael Fairman, Henry Strozier