Hot Cuba (Johnsonverse)

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Hot Cuba is a 1968 American drama directed by Gene Roddenberry and written by Charles Hill. Set in 1962, the film follows the Cuban Missile Crisis had it gone hot. It stars Robert Redford and Ronald Reagan, the latter in his final acting role until 1991, alongside Gene Wilder, Judy Garland, William Shatner,

Production began in 1964, and the movie was shot throughout 1965 and 1966. Hill wanted a story that would be realistic to how the Cuban Missle Crisis would have gone, and did heavy research on the Cuban Missile Crisis while writing the screenplay. Effects work was done throughout mid-1966 and 1967.

It was released on October 25, 1968 to critical acclaim. Critics praised it for its special effects, its acting (especially from Reagan, who had become Governor of California by the time of the movie's release), and its writing.


In 1962, with tensions rising between the United States and the Soviet Union, it is


  • Robert Redford as John F. Kennedy
  • Ronald Reagan as
  • Gene Wilder as
  • Judy Garland as Jacquline Kennedy
  • William Shatner as

In addition, Mel Blanc makes a voice cameo as an offscreen news anchor.