K Blows Top


Genres : History, TV movie
Writers : Peter Carlson (Book)
Paul Bernbaum

Cast and characters

Paul Giamatti Nikita Khrushchev


The telepic will focus on Krushchev's visit to the US in 1959, when the countries were flowing with Cold War tension. President Eisenhower thought a visit would be a great way to settle the disagreement over West Berlin, so he sent along an invitation. The Soviet leader arrived with his family, saw local sights and US customs, and had a famous fit when plans to visit Disneyland were canceled over security concerns. It was a trip that eased tensions between the two super powers.