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The Reagans (2003)

A more leftist look at the legacy and career of Ronald Reagan.
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Cast

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 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 more leftist look at the legacy and career of Ronald Reagan.

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The film they didn't want you to see!


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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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1.78 : 1
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This movie has been disavowed by many who worked with and knew President Reagan, even his estranged daughter Patti Davis, arguing that the movie depicts a caricatured Reagan that never existed. Davis took particular exception to the movie's line "Those who live in sin shall die in sin", saying that her father never said such a thing. Furthermore, the release of The Reagan Diaries revealed a much deeper Reagan than what his critics had alleged. See more »

Goofs

Ronald Reagan is presented right-handed in the movie. In reality he was left-handed. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Reagan: If you don't mind, this administration has to pee.
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References Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) See more »

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Mediocre and slanted.
23 December 2005 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

Let me get right to the point: The problem with this movie is its utter lack of dramatic content. The story of Ronald and Nancy Reagan is so well known that this movie cannot offer any surprises. Further, the movie mocks Ronald and Nancy Reagan for being who they were - an actor and his devoted wife, and offers a simplistic portrayal of Mr. Reagan as being part Jed Clampett and part Gomer Pyle. What the movie glosses over is Ronald Reagan's career - college graduate, a Captain in the U. S. Army, the president of one of the most influential labor organizations in the entertainment industry, Governor of California and President of the United States. Pretty good resume for a small-town guy.


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