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The Day Reagan Was Shot

The Day Reagan Was Shot
Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh
Written by Cyrus Nowrasteh
Starring Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Crenna
Colm Feore
Michael Murphy
Holland Taylor
Release dates
  • December 9, 2001 (2001-12-09)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and co-produced by Oliver Stone. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan, and co-stars Michael Murphy, Holland Taylor, Kenneth Welsh and Colm Feore in leading supporting-turns. The film is based on the events surrounding the Reagan assassination attempt on March 30, 1981 by John Hinckley, Jr. which leads to a media frenzy and a loss of control in the Situation Room that nearly results in an international crisis. The movie was critiqued for its exaggeration of events and taking many liberties with history.


Awards and nominations

American Cinema Editors

  • Won: Best Edited Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television (Paul Seydor)

Satellite Awards

  • Won: Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (Richard Dreyfuss)
  • Won: Best Television Film

Screen Actors Guild Award

  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie (Richard Dreyfuss)

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