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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)

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... See full summary »

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Cyrus Nowrasteh

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Cyrus Nowrasteh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Alexander Haig
Richard Crenna ... Ronald Reagan
Yannick Bisson ... Buddy Stein
Colm Feore ... Caspar Weinberger
Michael Murphy ... Michael Deaver
Kenneth Welsh ... James Baker
Leon Pownall Leon Pownall ... Ed Meese
Robert Bockstael ... Dick Allen
Beau Starr ... Special Agent Cage
Alex Carter ... Dr. Allard
Andrew Tarbet ... Dr. Gregorio
Holland Taylor ... Nancy Reagan
Christian Lloyd ... John Hinckley
Sean McCann ... Donald Regan
Jack Jessop Jack Jessop ... William Casey
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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. Written by OJT

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First film of Christian Lloyd. See more »

Goofs

The notepaper which is given to the Deputy Press Secretary has been torn from a pad and we see the rough edges, but a subsequent close-up shows it cut cleanly. See more »

Quotes

William Casey: Who gives a shit about the Academy Awards?
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Sloppy Research
10 June 2002 | by hcozineSee all my reviews

Although the makers of the film used the usual disclaimer of part of the film being "fictionalized", it was apparent they were passing it off as factual. I was surprised and somewhat angered at the sloppiness in one key scene, where Haig is upbraided for misquoting the constitution. In the scene they give Haig a copy of the 25th amendment. However, nowhere in the amendment is reference made to the order of succession beyond the vice president. In fact, the Presidential Succession Act, passed in 1947, and not a part of the constitution, defines the order of succession. This is easily researched and shows a lack of apreciation of history on the part of the film makers. Come on, gentlemen, let's be more careful.


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9 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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