Shawn Driscoll (the first U-2 pilot)
Bruce Greenwood (John F. Kennedy)
Steven Culp (Robert F. Kennedy)
Dylan Baker (Robert McNamara)
Kevin Costner (Kenny O'Donnell)
Charles Esten (Major Rudolf Anderson, the second U-2 pilot)
October 1962 : USSR tries to base launching pads for medium range balistic missiles in Cuba. During thirteen days, USA and USSR held a fist game which held the breath of the world. Inside view from the White House on these days which were ones of the nearest the nuclear blast.
With Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter in the foreground.
With the USS Saratoga (CV-60) in the background.
On an Iwo-Jima-class amphibious assault ship. Painted as members of Marine Transport Squad 361 (HMR-361).
The two helicopters on the stern of Iwo-Jima-class amphibious assault ship.
BuNo 142784, c/n 11846. Modex AF-508.
Just under the horizon line.
Military serial 53-2264, c/n 4501077.
A scene displays a taxiing B-52 with four underwing Douglas AGM-48A Skybolt air-launched ballistic missiles. In fact, these weapons were only on development at that time, not in operational use.
A McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II and a Vought F-8 Crusader hidden by several Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.
A McDonnell F-3 Demon is on the right (behind the yellow dog) of the first screenshot.
With a line-up of Northrop F-5 in the background.
Behind the yellow lorry.
Once the McDonnell F-3 Demon is launched, a glimpse shows us a Skyraider in the background.
Probably CGI planes. Only view in their six o'clock, so the specific reconnaissance nose is not visible.
The highest point of the crisis : the flight done by Major Rudolf Anderson on 27th October.
The Lockheed U-2 is intercepted by a SAM Lavochkin S-75 Dvina (NATO code name : SA-2 Guideline).
Another unidentified aircraft (a cargo ? where are the wheels whels ?).
The missing man salute flypast.
R-12 Dvina (NATO designation SS-4 Sandal)
Missile seems well reproducted but the lorries are american ones !
Despite the caption about an Atlas, the launch displays a Titan IGBM.
Convair RIM-2 Terrier
Another shot displays a pair in blue with yellow heads.
Several Unidentified Rockets and ICBM
First stage left behind by the second one.
S-125 Neva (NATO designation SA-3 Goa)
One of the biggest error of the movie : this SAM missile is shown fired from its modified truck carrier instead the unwheeled launcher.