The 30th 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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also appears in the miniseries "The Reagans" (2003) (TV), which also covers this film's events. See more
A film truck is seen on the exterior of the president's limousine during the trip to George Washington Hospital. See more
Who gives a shit about the Academy Awards?
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.82