13 Days script
13 Days (2000)
Synopsis: For thirteen extraordinary days in October of 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that threatened to end in an apocalyptic nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. Thirteen days captures the urgency, suspense and paralyzing chaos of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

INT. KENNY'S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS

A long, narrow affair, window at the back looking out into

the Rose Garden. Kenny dumps his briefcase on the desk,

shucks off his coat, removes a folder from his briefcase,

turns and heads back out...

INT. WEST WING HALLS - CONTINUOUS

And into the warren of offices and halls that is the working

White House. He takes a right, passes the doors to the Oval

Office right next to his office, goes down a long, straight

hall, into...

INT. MANSION - CONTINUOUS

The formal main building, the executive mansion. He passes

the busts of Presidents past, turns left into an elevator.

The doors close.

INT. 3RD FLOOR - FAMILY QUARTERS - DAY

The doors open. Kenny strides out onto a DIFFERENT FLOOR,

the third. He heads down the long, posh hall of the family

quarters. Fine furnishings, art. The living White House.

He approaches the double doors at the end of the hall guarded

by a cluster of SECRET SERVICE AGENTS. An agent opens one of

the doors.

KENNY:

Morning, Floyd.

SECRET SERVICE AGENT

Good morning, Mr. O'Donnell.

INT. PRESIDENT'S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS

Kenny enters the elegant bedroom. The figure alone at a side

table by the window, drinks coffee, breakfast still spread

out before him, Washington Post obscuring his face.

KENNY:

Top o' the morning, Mr. President.

The figure lowers the paper.

It is PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY. He's wearing boxers and a

tank top. Unshaven. Bed-head.

Kenny O'Donnell, former ward-pol and long-time Kennedy man,

is his Chief of Staff...

THE PRESIDENT:

Morning, Kenny. You see this goddamn

Capehart stuff?

The President rattles the paper. Kenny collapses in the

chair opposite the President, sprawls, comfortable.

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David Self

David Christopher Self (born January 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter best known as the author of the screenplays for the films The Haunting, Road to Perdition, and The Wolfman. more…

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