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Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 16 June 1991
Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to... See full summary »

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Mollie Dickenson (book), Robert Bolt (teleplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... James Brady
Joan Allen ... Sarah Brady
David Strathairn ... Doctor Art Kobrine
Bryan Clark Bryan Clark ... Ronald Reagan
Steven Flynn ... John Hinckley
Gary Grubbs ... Larry 'Catfish' Speakes
Susan Brown ... Nancy Reagan
Christine Healy ... Ruth
Timothy Landfield ... Bob
Alan Ackles ... Journalist
Jack Adams Jack Adams ... Sanders
Tyrees Allen ... FBI Agent
Rosemary Baxter Rosemary Baxter ... Therapist Wynne
Gerry Becker ... Detective
James Belcher James Belcher ... Deaver
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Storyline

Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill Reagan, he also shoots Brady. Although Brady recuperates, he is left partially paralyzed and continues to heal with the support of his wife, Sarah. The shooting inspires Brady to seek stricter gun control laws, resulting in the Brady Bill. Written by Jwelch5742

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de James Brady See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Joan Allen and David Strathairn later appeared in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Bourne Legacy (2012). See more »

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a great film
7 April 2002 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

Beau Bridges has often been overshadowed by his father and brother, but he is a great actor in his own right and proves it in this riveting film. Joan Allen is also great as Sarah Brady. She holds a special place in my heart because she was in Manhunter one of my favorite films. This is a hard film to watch at times because it gets very depressing but it is true to life. I also thought the guy who played Reagan was really funny. He plays him like he is a total dolt.


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