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The Reagans (2003)

A non-partisan telling of the marriage and political career of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. The movie tells a tale of love, devotion, controversy, and patriotism.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Nancy Reagan
James Brolin ... Ronald Reagan
Zeljko Ivanek ... Michael Deaver
Mary Beth Peil ... Edith Davis
Bill Smitrovich ... Alexander Haig
Shad Hart 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 Stewart Bick ... Lew Wasserman
Tom Barnett ... Michael Reagan
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A non-partisan telling of the marriage and political career of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. The movie tells a tale of love, devotion, controversy, and patriotism.

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The film they didn't want you to see!


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The producers could not find any house in Montreal that looked like a "California modern" 1950s house, so they had to build the Reagan family's house on a set. The crew was always running into its many glass walls. See more »

Goofs

Reagan and studio exec are shown walking through picturesque Universal Studios back lot sets late at night, only to enter a door to European building in which he will pose for publicity photos with a chimp for Bedtime for Bonzo. In reality such photos have been shot in photo gallery or sound stage nowhere near back lot and certainly not late at night. What the movie showed was a walk through a stage set (not back lot) lit AS IF for night. It was not meant that the still shoot was taking place at night. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Reagan: If you don't mind, this administration has to pee.
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Connections

References Murder in the Air (1940) See more »

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OK Miniseries, Great Acting
30 November 2003 | by 235SCOPESee all my reviews

Whoever wrote THE REAGANS clearly doesn't buy into the Reagan "mystique" that so seems to send conservatives into a paroxysm of admiration for Ronnie, his wife and their politics. That aside, this is a not a great movie. The story is well known to all (everyone from Patty Davis to Donald Regan wrote about it), the dialogue is so-so and the low-budget limitations show throughout.

But it is simply amazing to watch Judy Davis and James Brolin as the famous couple. The resemblance to the originals is so astounding sometimes you forget you're watching a drama. What's more, both actors take a thoroughly human approach to their characters, never falling into farse or exaggerations. Both deserve at least acting nominations for these roles.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Reagan család See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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