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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 December 2001 (USA)
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The 10th of march 1981 the delusional John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill president Ronald Reagan. His life hangs in a thin thread at the hospital, while the Sovietunion is ready to invade a ... See full summary »

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The 10th of march 1981 the delusional John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill president Ronald Reagan. His life hangs in a thin thread at the hospital, while the Sovietunion is ready to invade a Poland on the brink of a revolution. Based on actual events during the final stages of the cold war. Written by OJT

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The presidential airplane was a version of the Boeing 707 at the time of the assassination, not the Boeing 747 currently in use. See more »

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Alexander Haig: Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the President, the Vice President and the Secretary of State in that order, and should the President decide he wants to transfer the helm to the Vice President, he will do so. He has not done that. As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending return of the Vice President and in close touch with him. If something came up, I would check with him, of course.
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Show some tact, Oliver
19 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This made-for-TV movie, produced by the liberal's liberal, Oliver Stone is a compelling, exiting and watcheable portrayal of events which were pretty forgettable in real time. One wonders if the White House was this dysfunctional at the time....everbody behaves badly. One might expect tight-lipped shrillness (an oxymoron) from Nancy Reagan, but poor Sarah Brady, wife of wounded press secretary James Brady fares not much better as she wails "what have THEY (who?) done to you!?!?". After relentless mean spirited badgering of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger by Secretary of State Alexander Haig, someone finally says "show some tact, Al." I think the deck gets stacked against this Republican Administration most especially in the wimpy portrayal of Bush'41, who is both clueless and deferential to a fault throuout the movie. The Gipper fares not much better. Still, its great storytelling.


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