Wanda Holloway tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the ... See full summary »
A Colonel working at the Joint Chiefs of Staff uncovers a plot by his superior to use military force to remove the elected President, who always opposed Pentagon budget increases, and to replace him with a much tamer Vice-President.
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
How to Deal With Your Life Being Over (as you know it)
I loved the Sunday afternoon Tea Dances at this Hilton back in the day. I was there a few days prior to the shooting, having a wonderful time dancing to Big Bands and then this occurred. I could not fathom yet another President's life in the balance, recalling that fateful day in 1963.
I was not familiar with James Brady and his career trajectory. All I knew was immense sympathy for someone called "Bear" who mesmerized the press and was Ronnie's right hand man. What a tragedy and ensuing impact on this lovely family.
Beau did a righteous job portraying the enormous challenge faced by victims of gun violence, stroke, heart attack, accidents, etc. He was imprisioned not by the hospital staff but by his brain function. He could still remember his finer hours and then know they were his last.
However, the path one selects in this life can be extremely difficult and unpredictable, no matter the dedication and hard work. He and his wife helped pass the bill carrying his name and he should be proud of that legislation. It would never have occurred on his watch without Hinckley.
HIgh recommend for those who were there during these events and for all who are affected by gun violence. I am pro self-protection but when you see this type of violence at an unprecedented level now, what options remain? Sad commentary.
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