The Day Reagan Was Shot
The incredible true story of a nation in crisis.
In March, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by a disturbed man, an event that surprisingly resulted in Secretary of State Alexander Haig taking charge at the White House. With Oliver Stone as executive producer, it is not wise to blindly believe everything that happens on the screen, but there is something amusing about watching a bunch of old men in suits bicker over who should run the country. The hot-tempered general Haig is portrayed to perfection by Richard Dreyfuss, and Richard Crenna does look a bit like Reagan. The political crisis is depicted in a way that makes it all look like a black comedy, a deft move.
2001-U.S. Made for TV. 98 min. Color. Written and directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss (Alexander Haig), Richard Crenna (Ronald Reagan), Holland Taylor (Nancy Reagan), Michael Murphy, Kenneth Welsh, Colm Feore.
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