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eatingthat.wav(130K) eatingthat.mp3(130K) eatingthat.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood): "I was eating that. "
Kenny O'Donnell: "No you weren't."
John F. Kennedy: "I was."
Kenny O'Donnell: "No you weren't."
John F. Kennedy: "I was. Bastard."
ss4.wav(159K) ss4.mp3(159K) ss4.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor (Frank Wood): "Sunday morning, one of our U-2s took these pictures. The soviets are putting medium range, balistic missles into Cuba."
Arthur Lundhal (Dakin Matthews): "They appear to be the SS4, range of a thousand miles, 3 megaton nuclear warheads. Seen here in this years May day parade in Red Square."
whatthe.wav(68K) whatthe.mp3(68K) whatthe.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
White House Operator Margaret (Karen Ludwig): "(Operators answering calls.) What the crap is going on today?"
pearlharbor.wav(183K) pearlharbor.mp3(183K) pearlharbor.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Robert F. Kennedy (Steven Culp): "What the hell is Khrushchev thinking?"
John F. Kennedy: "Did you have any indication of this from your KGB pall Bolshakov? I mean any possible warning, sence of motivation?"
Robert F. Kennedy: "Complete snow job. And then, we went out and told the country that they weren't puting missles into Cuba."
Kenny O'Donnell: "Jesus I... I feel like we discovered the Jap carrier steaming for Pearl Harbor."
firststrike.wav(268K) firststrike.mp3(268K) firststrike.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (Bill Smitrovich): "In those five minutes, they could kill 80 Million americans, and destroy a significant number of our bomber bases, degrading our retaliatory options. The Joint Chief's consensus, Mr. President, is that this signals a major indoctrinal shift in Soviet thinking, to a first strike policy. It is a massively destabilizing move."
deepend.wav(83K) deepend.mp3(83K) deepend.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John F. Kennedy: "Gentlemen, I want first reactions here. Assuming for the moment that Khrushchev has not gone off the deep end, and intends to start World War III, what are we looking at?"
playout.wav(539K) playout.mp3(539K) playout.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John F. Kennedy: "Dean uh, How does this... How does this all play out?"
Dean Acheson, Foreign Policy Advisor (Len Cariou): "Your first step sir, will be to demand that the Soviet withdraw the missles within 12 to 24 hours. They will refuse. When they do, you will order the strikes, followed by the invasion. They will resist, and be overrun. They will retaliate against another target somewhere esle in the world, most likely Berlin. We will honor our treaty commitments, and resist them there, defeating them per our plans."
John F. Kennedy: "Those plans call for the use of nuclear weapons. So, what is the uh... What is the next step?"
Dean Acheson: "Hopefully cooler heads will prevail before we reach the next step."
appeasement.wav(181K) appeasement.mp3(181K) appeasement.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Dean Acheson: "What happened in there?"
Gen. Maxwell Taylor: "I thought he was going to give us his decision."
McGeorge Bundy: "Look, I know them. They just need to make sure there's no other way. They'll get there."
Dean Acheson: "Remember, the Kennedy's father was one of the architects of Munich. There's only one responsible choice here. So, let's hope appeasement doesn'l run in families. I fear weakness does."
feelgood.wav(308K) feelgood.mp3(308K) feelgood.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John F. Kennedy: "Acheson's scenario, it's just... It's unacceptable. He's got more experience than anyone."
Kenny O'Donnell: "There is no expert on the subject. I mean, there is no wise old men. There's... Shit, there's just us."
John F. Kennedy: "The thing is, that Acheson's right, cause talk alone is not going to accomplish anything."
Kenny O'Donnell: "Well, let's bomb the bleep out of them. Everybody wants to, I mean, even you. I mean even me. Right, it sure would feel good."
judgement.wav(78K) judgement.mp3(78K) judgement.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John F. Kennedy: "You know, there's something immoral about abandoning your own judgement."
destroy.wav(47K) destroy.mp3(47K) destroy.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Gen. Curtis LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff (Kevin Conway): "Those bleepdamn Kennedys are gonna destroy this country if we don't do something about this."
advantage.wav(75K) advantage.mp3(75K) advantage.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John F. Kennedy: "I tell you one thing Kenny, those brass hats have one big advantage. That is, if we do what they want us to do, there's none of us going to be left alive to tell them they were wrong."
freeworld.wav(79K) freeworld.mp3(79K) freeworld.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Kenny O'Donnell: "Jesus, what is about the free world, that pisses the rest of the world off?"
Robert F. Kennedy: "I don't know. We have tupperware parties?"
wantawar.wav(36K) wantawar.mp3(36K) wantawar.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Kenny O'Donnell: "They want a war, Jack, and they're arranging things to get one."
toneofvoice.wav(192K) toneofvoice.mp3(192K) toneofvoice.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
White House Operator Margaret: "Yes sir, I understand exactly what you're talking about. I speak the language too. What?"
Kenny O'Donnell: "Margaret, would you minnd helping me with something?"
White House Operator Margaret: "What do you need honey?"
Kenny O'Donnell: "That tone of voice specifically."
White House Operator Margaret: "What tone of voice? What the hell is he talking about? I told you sir! I'm sorry, you're out of here."
shotdown.wav(449K) shotdown.mp3(449K) shotdown.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Kenny O'Donnell: "The president has instructed me to pass along an order to you. You are not to get shot down."
Commander William B. Ecker (Christopher Lawford): "Uh, we'll do our best sir."
Kenny O'Donnell: "I don't think you understand me Commander. You are not to get shot down under any circumstances. Whatever happens up there, you we're not shot at. Mechanical failures are fine, crashing into mountains fine. But you and your men are not to be shot at, fired at, or launched upon."
Commander William B. Ecker: "Excuse me sir, what the hell is going on here?"
Kenny O'Donnell: "Commander, if you are fired upon, the president will forced to attack the sites that fire on you. He doesn't want to have to do that. It's very important that he doesn't, or things could very badly out of control."
response.wav(357K) response.mp3(357K) response.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John F. Kennedy: "Say one of their ships resists the inspection, and we shoot out it's rudder, and board. They shoot down one of our planes, in response. So, we bomb one of their anti-aircraft sites. In responce to that, they attack Berlin. So, we invade Cuba, and they fire their missles, and we fire ours."
blinked.wav(36K) blinked.mp3(36K) blinked.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Dean Rusk, Secretary of State (Henry Strozier): "We were eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fella just blinked."
gotowar.wav(70K) gotowar.mp3(70K) gotowar.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
John F. Kennedy: "I have the authority! I am the commander in chief of the United States, and I say when we go to war."
hellfreezes.wav(58K) hellfreezes.mp3(58K) hellfreezes.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Adlai Stevenson, US Ambassador to the U.N. (Michael Fairman): "I'm prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over if that's your decision."
cardoor.wav(110K) cardoor.mp3(110K) cardoor.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Kenny O'Donnell: "What's the matter with you? Forget how to open a car door? Jesus, you rich peaple."
wegaveup.wav(235K) wegaveup.mp3(235K) wegaveup.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Robert F. Kennedy: "We gave up so much to get here. I don't know, sometimes I think: What the hell did we do it for?"
Kenny O'Donnell: "Well, I don't know about you, but I'm in it for the money. We knew we could do a better job than everyone else."
notsosmart.wav(218K) notsosmart.mp3(218K) notsosmart.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Robert F. Kennedy: "I hate being called the brilliant one, the ruthless one, the guy everybody's afraid of. I hate it. I'm not so smart you know. I'm not so ruthless."
Kenny O'Donnell: "Well, you're right, about the smart part."
inmotion.wav(208K) inmotion.mp3(208K) inmotion.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Anotoly Dobrynin, Soviet Ambassador (Elya Baskin): "We have heard stories that some of your military men wish for war. You are a good man; you're brother is a good man. I assure you that there are other good men. Let us hope the will of good men is enough to counter the terrible strength of this thing that was put in motion."
goodwill.wav(156K) goodwill.mp3(156K) goodwill.m4r(iPhone ringtone)
Kenny O'Donnell: "If the sun comes up tomorrow, it is only because of men of good will. And that's... That's all there is between us and the devil."