The 10th of March,1981, the delusional John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill president Ronald Reagan. His life hangs on a thin thread at the hospital, while the Soviet Union 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
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The movie erroneously mentions Hinckley's arrest in Nashville in the previous year, Reagan was there campaigning with a cabinet member mentioning that Hinkley was very close to the president. The actual potential victim was president Jimmy Carter. See more
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.82