The Day Reagan Was Shot

2001

The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)

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Oliver Stone served as executive producer for this made-for-cable drama that looks back at the events of March 30, 1981, when John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate then-president Ronald Reagan. Richard Crenna stars as Reagan, Christian Lloyd plays Hinckley, Richard Dreyfuss portrays Secretary of State Alexander Haig (who infamously proclaimed himself "in charge here" after the shooting) and Holland Taylor appears as Nancy Reagan. Produced for the Showtime premium cable network, The Day Reagan Was Shot was first aired on December 9, 2001.

Cast

Richard Crenna
as Ronald Reagan
Richard Dreyfuss
as Alexander Haig
Kenneth Welsh
as James Baker
Holland Taylor
as Nancy Reagan
Yannick Bisson
as Buddy Stein
Colm Feore
as Cap Weinberger
Michael Murphy
as Michael Deaver
Leon Pownall
as Ed Meese
Robert Bockstael
as Dick Allen
Beau Starr
as Special Agent Cage
Alex Carter
as Dr. Allard
Andrew Tarbet
as Dr. Gregorio
Christian Lloyd
as John Hinckley
Sean McCann
as Donald Regan
Jack Jessop
as William Casey
John Connolly
as James Brady
Angela Gei
as Sarah Brady
Michael Greene
as George Bush
Frank Moore
as Lt. Col. Taylor
Ken James
as General Yates
Oliver Dennis
as David Gergen
Dean McKenzie
as Agent Emery
Peter James Haworth
as Agent McCarthy
Wayne Best
as FBI Agent Kirkus
Bernard Behrens
as Attorney General Smith
Patrick Galligan
as Larry Speakes
Neil Crone
as Lyn Nofziger
Judah Katz
as Trauma Doctor
Frank Pellegrino
as Officer Delmonico
Bruce Hunter
as Agent Vaughn
Dan Duran
as News Anchor
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Critic Reviews for The Day Reagan Was Shot

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

... as stylish as Thirteen Days when executive producer Oliver Stone isn't hitting us with his big stick.

Feb 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie belongs to Dreyfuss, who not only conveys a thirst for powe, but conjures empathy for a man who would indeed fall on his sword for the good of his country.

Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…
Variety
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A boring and over-the-top exploitation of a day a president was nearly killed and his government was sent into chaos.

Mar 11, 2003 | Rating: 58/100

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