An Oliver Stone influenced film that documents the facts the American people didn't know. This film is based on the true behind the scene account of what happened during the hours leading to, and what transpired during and after the attempted assignation of former President Reagan. This film is tense. For those who live it, you might have suspected something; for those who only know this incident from history class, it's an eye opener. If you believe this story, it is a less than flattering account of Reagan's advisors during this crisis. It clearly shows a lack of control, an extremely loose organization filled with egos and politics and what might be the most terrifying, the non-existent communication between agencies (Homeland Security, humm) and the unreliable communication equipment they depended on. What transpired on that day and the days following were more than the world knew. Twenty one years later we now know? This film is worth your time to watch then judge for yourselves. If you're a fan of Richard Dreyfuss, his portrayal of Secretary of State Haig is brilliant. Other excellent performances were given by Richard Creena and Colm Feore.