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The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 American made-for-television film drama 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.

The Day Reagan Was Shot
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Written byCyrus Nowrasteh
Directed byCyrus Nowrasteh
StarringRichard Dreyfuss
Richard Crenna
Colm Feore
Michael Murphy
Holland Taylor
Music byElizabeth Myers
John Trivers
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Dan Halsted
Oliver Stone
Producer(s)Armand Leo
CinematographyMichael McMurray
Editor(s)Paul Seydor
Running time98 minutes
Production company(s)Paramount Television
Showtime Networks
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseDecember 9, 2001 (2001-12-09)



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 nominationsEdit

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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