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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
30 November 2003 (USA) See more »
The film they didn't want you to see!
A more leftist look at the legacy and career of Ronald Reagan. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 10 nominations See more »
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Terrific movie, totally SCREWED See more (44 total) »


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Judy Davis ... Nancy Reagan

James Brolin ... Ronald Reagan

Zeljko Ivanek ... Michael Deaver

Mary Beth Peil ... Edith Davis

Bill Smitrovich ... Alexander Haig
Shad Hart ... Ron Reagan Jr.

Zoie Palmer ... Patti Reagan
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Ben Weldon

Vlasta Vrana ... Ed Meese

Francis X. McCarthy ... Dr. Loyal Davis (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Frank Moore ... Don Regan

Aidan Devine ... Bill Shelby

John Stamos ... John Sears
Stewart Bick ... Lew Wasserman

Tom Barnett ... Michael Reagan
Laura Press ... Betsy Bloomingdale

Dan Lett ... Holmes Tuttle
Carolyn Dunn ... Maureen Reagan

Victor A. Young ... Alfred Bloomingdale
Don Allison ... Jim Baker

John Bourgeois ... John Tower
Rodger Barton ... Robert MacFarlane
Frank Fontaine ... William Casey
Ian D. Clark ... Dr. Hutton

Sean Palmer ... Tony

Sohee Park ... Tony's Assistant

George R. Robertson ... Barry Goldwater
John Koensgen ... Mervyn Leroy
John Robinson ... Jerry Parr
Sean McCann ... George Schultz
Tom Rack ... Elie Wiesel

Alain Goulem ... Oliver North (as Al Goulem)
Suzanna Lenir ... Colleen Reagan

Claudia Besso ... Doria Palmieri
Lubomir Mykytiuk ... Mikhail Gorbachev
Tatiana Chouljenko ... Raisa Gorbachev
Susan Glover ... Helene Von Damme
Daniel Pilon ... Reverend Moomaw
Brandon Blue ... Young Ronnie (17 yrs)
Ashley Honey ... Young Maureen (10 yrs)
Ryan Tilson ... Young Michael (5 yrs)
Tanya Trombetta ... Young Patti (9 yrs)

Tod Fennell ... Teenage Michael (18 yrs)
Alicia Bacile ... Teenage Patti (14 years old)
Christopher Dyson ... Bernie Leadon
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Kathy Reynolds
Edward Yankie ... Drug Addict with AIDS
Linda Smith ... Costume Lady Doris
Matthew Rothpan ... Young Ron (5-8 years old)
Sam Stone ... TV Director
Dino Valiotis ... Assistant Director
John Andersen ... Jimmy Carter
Marina Lapina ... Russian Translator
Danette Mackay ... Woman #1

Leslie Cottle ... Woman #2 - at Party
Una Kay ... Woman #3
Amanda Strawn ... Mrs. Mitchell

Kwasi Songui ... Mitchell's Attorney
Howard Bilerman ... Publicist

Robert Higden ... Director

Mark Antony Krupa ... Secret Service Agent (as Mark Anthony Krupa)

Omari Newton ... Angry Protestor #1
Michael Yarmush ... Protestor #2

Linda Tomassone ... Dorm Girl #1

Sarah Allen ... Girl #2
Kyle Allatt ... Angry Student
Stéphane Blanchette ... Dennis
Lorne Brass ... Dr. Aaron Greenberg, Surgeon

Richard Jutras ... Producer

Sarah Carlsen ... Sarah Brady
Bonfield Marcoux ... Reporter #1 (as Bondfield Marcoux)
Eric Davis ... Reporter #2
Brian Wrench ... Reporter #3
Anik Matern ... Recovery Nurse

Brett Watson ... Paul Grilley
Kathleen Fee ... Nursing Home Attendant
Phillip Cole Jr. ... White House Butler (as Phillip H. Cole Jr.)
Terence Bowman ... AFL-CIO Leader
Ralph Allison ... Hospice Director
Mariah Inger ... Nurse
Peter Colvey ... Gerry Ford
Alan Fawcett ... Larry Speakes
Jérôme Tiberghien ... William Buckley (as Jerome Tiberghien)
Daniel Delisle ... Stripper
Howard Ryshpan ... Gridiron Emcee
Terry Simpson ... Legless Man

Chris Devlin ... Translator (as Christopher Devlin)
Harald Winter ... Kohl's Assitant
Barry Blake ... Photographer
Bill Corday ... Homeless Activist #1
Mike Paterson ... Homeless Activist #2
Sylvain Landry ... Male Reporter / Nancy

Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais ... Casey's Assistant

Don Jordan ... Dance Teacher
Terra C. MacLeod ... Café Singer

John Sanford Moore ... Debate Moderator (as John Moore)
Lindsay McClean ... Young Patti (2-3 yrs)
Bibi Burton ... Christina Taylor
James Milvain ... Coordinator
Marjorie Silcoff ... Joan Didion
Lois Dellar ... Housekeeper

Andrea Sadler ... Woman in Audience
Kevin Ryder ... Campaign Aide
Robert Welch ... Justice
Jordan St-James ... Dancer #1

Michael Daniel Murphy ... Dancer #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Chute ... Jim Brady (uncredited)
Ian Halperin ... Saloon cowboy (uncredited)
Evy Kartus-Solomon ... White House employee (uncredited)

Patrick Kerton ... Stunt cowboy (uncredited)

Guy Létourneau ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

Gregory Terlecki ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Kevin Woodhouse ... Hinckley (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Allan Ackerman 
Writing credits
Carl Sferrazza Anthony (book "First Ladies Volume II")

Jane Marchwood (written by) and
Thomas Rickman (written by) (as Tom Rickman) and
Elizabeth Egloff (written by)

Produced by
Robert Allan Ackerman .... co-executive producer
Carl Sferrazza Anthony .... co-producer
Stephanie Hagen .... associate producer
Dave Mace .... co-executive producer
Neil Meron .... executive producer
Lynn Raynor .... producer
Craig Zadan .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Altman 
Cinematography by
James Chressanthis 
Film Editing by
Michael Brown  (as Mike Brown)
Melissa Kent 
Casting by
Susan Edelman 
Tina Gerussi 
Andrea Kenyon 
Randi Wells 
Production Design by
Barbara Dunphy 
Art Direction by
Sylvain Gingras 
Set Decoration by
Nadine Petit Clerc 
Costume Design by
Nicoletta Massone 
Makeup Department
Linda Bourgon .... hair stylist: James Brolin
Diane Geraldine Courchesne .... key hair stylist
Nathalie Dion .... assistant hairstylist: extras
Stephan Dupuis .... key makeup artist
Nathalie Garon .... hair stylist
Christophe Giraud .... makeup artist
Francine Martineau .... makeup artist
Marie-Ange Ripka .... hairdresser: Judy Davis
Pamela Roth .... makeup artist: Judy Davis
Production Management
Ginette Hoyse .... unit manager
Hélène Ross .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul van den Boom .... additional third assistant director
Anna Ferenczi .... additional third assistant director
Matthew Jemus .... second assistant director
Michael Johnson .... first assistant director
Henri Normand .... extra third assistant director
Gabriel Teller .... third assistant director
Art Department
Donald Beaulieu .... set dresser
Louis Frederic Denomme .... set dresser
Ronny Gosselin .... propmaker
Geof Isherwood .... painter
Jamie Knutson .... property master
Michel R. Lambert .... scenic technician
Raymond Larose .... set designer
Eliot W. Smith .... assistant props buyer
Sound Department
Sylvain Arseneault .... sound recordist
Norman Bernard .... boom operator
Harry Cheney .... sound editor
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Herbert Rawlinson .... dialogue editor
Zachary Rogers .... sound trainee
Guy Tsujimoto .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator
Marc Reichel .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
David Carriker .... visual effects supervisor
Christian Severin .... visual effects
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Luccioni .... stunt actor
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephane Boisvert .... generator operator
Yvan Bourdages .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sylvain Bélanger .... grip
Stéphane Caron .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... electrician
Daniel Dallaire .... electrician
David Dollé .... dolly grip
Yves Drapeau .... first assistant camera
Denis Lamothe .... assistant chief lighting technician (2003)
Robert Lapierre Jr. .... key grip (as Robert LaPierre)
Stephan Menghi .... camera operator
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Keith Murphy .... camera operator: "a" camera
Pantazidis Panagiotis .... additional photographer
Francis Picard .... electrician
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
Casting Department
Johanne Titley .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annemarie Aird .... additional extras dresser (as Anne-Marie Aird)
Ronald V. Barry .... costumer (as Ron Barry)
Marie-Lynn Beaulieu .... wardrobe
Colin Campbell .... set costumer
Kate Crowley .... costumer
Pascal Gauthier .... extras dresser
Tereska Gesing .... wardrobe technician
Catherine Peña .... costumer
Editorial Department
Joe McJimsey .... assistant editor
Christy Richmond .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... scoring mixer
Vincent Cirilli .... scoring
Michael Fey .... music supervisor
Dan Savant .... orchestra contractor
Scott McRae .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Luc Bouthillier .... driver
Other crew
Rick Cranford .... script coordinator
Ida Durand .... production coordinator
Jean-Francois Hall .... production assistant
Shawn Hounsell .... choreographer (as Shawn Hounsel)
Charles Jodoin-Keaton .... assistant to director
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Charles Keaton .... assistant to director
Liam Kiernan .... location scout
Manon Lapointe .... first assistant accountant
Isabelle Leduc .... production secretary
Paul Legault .... location manager
Josianne Mailloux .... assistant to producer
Dalia Marom .... photo double
Stephanie Michaud .... location assistant
Mark Nicholson .... assistant to executive producer
Eva Quintero .... production assistant
Danny Raie .... set medic
Lucio Tomaro .... location manager
Benjamin Benedetti .... account executive (uncredited)

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171 min
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In Montreal, producers built an exact copy of the exterior wall of Washington's Hilton Hotel in order to recreate the Reagan assassination attempt.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the debate between President Carter and Reagan the voice the actor uses is completely wrong. Carter had a very distinctive southern drawl.See more »
Ronald Reagan:If you don't mind, this administration has to pee.See more »
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21 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Terrific movie, totally SCREWED, 2 January 2005
Author: bkdement from United States

Well it's true enough that people decided not to watch this film, which is clear enough from reading their absurdly uninformed opinions about it.

There was an incredible spread of lies about this movie, all published based on a completely unrelated rough draft of an entirely different screenplay, which were quickly distributed via the internet to anyone who enjoys getting fired up. That's a lot of people, and yes, most of them host television shows with screaming people on them. Thanks to the internet, the "American People" did not choose not to support "The Reagans." No, they chose to be prey to brainwashing which was based on lies about a film which had not yet been completed, assembled in the editing room, or therefor seen by anyone including it's own director.

And it IS censorship which is caused by official segments of the Republican party organizing protests and threatening CBS, resulting in a fantastic film being dumped in the grand name of ignorance and hero worship. Apparently three hours of actual study is too much to ask of "the American people" these days.

I have seen this film several times, because out of curiosity I purchased a copy. Now of course we don't know what Nancy Reagan said during downtime at home when her husband was running for office. But if we had to limit our films and television shows to dialogue that can be 100% verified, then we are all doomed to watch nothing but "Survivor" and "The Surreal Life" for the rest of our lives.

Furthermore, anyone with a brain should know that no one, no not even Nancy Reagan, can be pleasant and happy all the time. You watch someone when they know they're in front of a camera and they will not necessarily show you the part of their personality that got them there. Truly objective and humane people would appreciate this film BECAUSE of the negative moments, and the positive ones. I would much rather watch a brilliantly-acted and produced film that seems to be balanced and believable than a live-action cartoon featuring Ronald Reagan as the protagonist.

People who are sick and dying deserve to be respected, surely. However, it must be understood that a film takes time and the producers of this movie certainly could not have decided to time the release of this one just before his death. Is anyone really crazy enough to believe that they had this in mind? Is there a stupider idea for a film director to have? Oh, I know, let's mutilate the reputation of the one of the most beloved American presidents in our history just as he's slowly dying of a dreaded disease. And let's not forget to also destroy the image of his wife Nancy, before airing our expose on Mother Theresa. Yup, that must've been their motivation.

It reminds me of everyone accusing Ellen DeGeneres of coming out in order to bolster her career....and look at all of the people who followed her lead because of the great effect it has on a person's career.

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