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The Reagans (2003)

A more leftist look at the legacy and career of Ronald Reagan.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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A more leftist look at the legacy and career of Ronald Reagan.

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The film they didn't want you to see!


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30 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This movie has been disavowed by many who worked with and knew President Reagan, even his estranged daughter Patti Davis, arguing that the movie depicts a caricatured Reagan that never existed. Davis took particular exception to the movie's line "Those who live in sin shall die in sin", saying that her father never said such a thing. Furthermore, the release of The Reagan Diaries revealed a much deeper Reagan than what his critics had alleged. See more »

Goofs

In a scene set prior to their 1952 marriage, Ronald and Nancy watch the 1946 Rita Hayworth movie Gilda on TV. At that time, studios were not releasing major hits of recent years to television but were still re-releasing them to theaters using them as second half of double bills. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Reagan: If you don't mind, this administration has to pee.
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Connections

Referenced in Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #11.32 (2013) See more »

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Good Docudrama, with Excellent Acting
1 December 2003 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Despite all the bad mouthing of this television movie, I was surprised by the quality of the film, the actors, the editing, and production. I think it ranks with many other good docudramas, telling the story of Ron and Nancy Reagan's life together, from mainly the perspective of Nancy and her quirky, ambitious, controlling personality. Was it a fair and balanced portrayal? Well, only those close to the Reagans can tell us, but it seemed fair to me, pointing out the strong and weak points of both characters. James Brolin did a superb job of acting --I thought it was Emmy material. And all the supporting family members and White House staff (etc.) come across fairly well drawn. Al Haig's character comes off right on! I hear criticism that the characters were one-dimensional, but I didn't find that to be the case at all. I thought it was worth an 8 out of 10.


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