The Day Reagan Was Shot

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

The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 made-for-television film 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 loosely-based on events surrounding the Reagan assassination attempt on March 30, 1981 by John Hinckley, Jr., and depicts a crazed media frenzy, a divided White House cabinet and staff with little control, and a fictional threat of international crisis.


Awards and nominations[edit]

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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