The Reagans (2003)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  30 November 2003 (USA)
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A more leftist look at the legacy and career of Ronald Reagan.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shad Hart ...
Ron Reagan Jr.
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Dr. Loyal Davis (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Frank Moore ...
Stewart Bick ...


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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Producers had set up filming in Toronto in 2003 when the SARS outbreak hit the town. They were forced to scratch nearly all their preparations and move filming to Montreal. They had to find new locations, hire a Montreal-based crew, and import English-speaking actors from Toronto and New York. The last-minute switch cost about $1.5 million, which they made up by cuts from the script and sets. See more »


Reagan and studio exec are shown walking through picturesque Universal Studios back lot sets late at night, only to enter a door to European building in which he will pose for publicity photos with a chimp for Bedtime for Bonzo. In reality such photos have been shot in photo gallery or sound stage nowhere near back lot and certainly not late at night. What the movie showed was a walk through a stage set (not back lot) lit AS IF for night. It was not meant that the still shoot was taking place at night. See more »


Ronald Reagan: If you don't mind, this administration has to pee.
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Bravo to Showtime
23 January 2004 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

All I can say is Bravo to Showtime for airing this picture. There seems very little doubt now (and not because of this movie) that what was depicted in this made for TV film is accurate. Ronald Reagan was a spaced out old man residing in his own private La-La Land who had a great PR campaign to buffalo the American people into believing that he was running the country. The GOP and conservatives objected to this film. Well boo-hoo! It was made and shown. Isn't that what America is all about? Or is it about what conservatives only want?

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