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Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 16 June 1991
Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to... See full summary »

Writers:

Mollie Dickenson (book), Robert Bolt (teleplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... James Brady
Joan Allen ... Sarah Brady
David Strathairn ... Doctor Art Kobrine
Bryan Clark Bryan Clark ... Ronald Reagan
Steven Flynn ... John Hinckley
Gary Grubbs ... Larry 'Catfish' Speakes
Susan Brown ... Nancy Reagan
Christine Healy ... Ruth
Timothy Landfield ... Bob
Alan Ackles ... Journalist
Jack Adams Jack Adams ... Sanders
Tyrees Allen ... FBI Agent
Rosemary Baxter Rosemary Baxter ... Therapist Wynne
Gerry Becker ... Detective
James Belcher James Belcher ... Deaver
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Storyline

Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill Reagan, he also shoots Brady. Although Brady recuperates, he is left partially paralyzed and continues to heal with the support of his wife, Sarah. The shooting inspires Brady to seek stricter gun control laws, resulting in the Brady Bill. Written by Jwelch5742

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language.
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Trivia

Joan Allen appeared with both Bridges brothers: in this film along with Beau Bridges and previously with Jeff Bridges in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988); both real life stories and on both films, she plays their spouse. With Jeff, she acted one more time in The Contender (2000). See more »

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West Wing meets Almost Famous
21 July 2004 | by karmacoupeSee all my reviews

great film. surprised. well written, in a made-for-TV way. the bad-news TV report scene is particularly chilling.

good IL' Beau! funny prosthetic belly he sports! they make jim brady seem very lovable. i sure remember this. new york senator (than a representative) wrote the Brady Bill which is something good Congress has done.

the shooting occurs too early in the movie for me -- i was just getting into the life of the press secretary. it's kind of West Wing meets Almost Famous. except the characters and events are not fictional.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de James Brady See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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