A look at John Hinkley's 1981 assassination attempt against U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
The Shot That Shocked a Nation and Changed History
Did You Know?
was a 9-year-old boy when his father took him to see the movie Code of the Secret Service
(1939) starring Ronald Reagan
as dashing agent Brass Bancroft. The film inspired Jerry Parr to join the U.S. Secret Service, and he was widely credited with saving Reagan's life during the 1981 assassination attempt. Parr later told Reagan how the movie had influenced him to become a Secret Service agent. The president reportedly laughed and said, "That was the cheapest film I ever made." See more
When the Hinckleys are at their table eating, we see a Pepsi bottle with a 21st-century logo. It's quite different from the one used in 1981. See more
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