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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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Michael Deaver
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Edith Davis
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Alexander Haig
Shad Hart ...
Ron Reagan Jr.
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Patti Reagan
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Ben Weldon
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Ed Meese
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Dr. Loyal Davis (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
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Don Regan
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Bill Shelby
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John Sears
Stewart Bick ...
Lew Wasserman
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Michael Reagan
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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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A Reagan család  »

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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

President Jimmy Carter phones Reagan to concede the 4 November 1980 election when there is still bright afternoon sunshine at Reagan's house in California. In actuality, Carter called to concede about 6pm Pacific Time, which would have been dusk at Reagan's house. See more »

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Ronald Reagan: If you don't mind, this administration has to pee.
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References Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) See more »

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A Necessary Watch
11 June 2004 | by (Castro Valley, California) – See all my reviews

In the aftermath of Reagan's passing, the entire media is hurriedly engaged in rewriting the truth about this highly-flawed but interesting man. Virtually all of his significant errors, short-comings, and failures are being sanitized, and as his canonization completes itself the myths that remains will be a sham. Every citizen who values the truth should buy this DVD now and watch it before it disappears, just like the truths it reveals are disappearing.

In this remarkably factual production we learn about Reagan the actor, capable and pleasant. We also learn that he snitched off his pals to the HUAC. We learn that during the war he made movies in Culver City for the Army, and later had trouble finding work, finally winding up as GE's spokesman for Death Valley Days on Television, a medium he always held in contempt.

We watch his disdain for the IRS grow as his income skyrockets, and how it matures into a complete repudiation of the Federal Government. And as his resentment of the Federal Government grows, we witness how the shadowy rich seduce him into becoming their tax-cutting puppet, from the Governship of California through 2 terms in the White House.

Most importantly, we learn the truth about the most dysfunctional family ever to inhabit the White House, based largely on Reagan's shocking disinterest in his own flesh and blood.

Mainly, however, we learn the truth about Nancy. Let's just say that the truth as it is revealed here eclipses everything that you though you knew about this shrewd and manipulative woman.

This film contains the truths about Reagan that the Modern Cons don't want you to know. The source-work for this film is beyond reproach, with most of it coming from the writings of Reagans children first published years ago.

Production wise, it's great. James Brolin is uncanny in his capture of the Reagan personna, and he delivers a performance that is charitable and kind. I think it's his best ever. The other performances are equally as good.

Bottom Line: The truth is out there, and this is it.


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