The 30th of March, 1981, the delusional John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill president Ronald Reagan. His life hangs on a thin thread at the hospital, while the Soviet Union is ready to invade a Poland on the brink of a revolution. Based on actual events during the final stages of the cold war.
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also appears in the miniseries "The Reagans" (2003) (TV), which also covers this film's events. See more
When Special Agent Cage is inspecting Reagan during the high-speed drive in limousine for wounds, the view through the windows shows protective tarping, giving away the fact the vehicle isn't actually moving. See more
Read your constitution, pal.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.82