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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan.

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Eugene Jarecki

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Eugene Jarecki
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Credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Abel ... Himself (archive footage)
Spiro Agnew ... Himself (archive footage)
Martin Anderson Martin Anderson ... Himself - Reagan historian
Lauren Bacall ... Herself (archive footage)
Andrew Bacevich ... Himself - Boston University
James Baker III ... Himself - Reagan Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Treasury
Glenn Beck ... Himself (archive footage)
Alvah Bessie Alvah Bessie ... Himself (archive footage)
Herbert J. Biberman ... Himself (archive footage)
Lewis Black ... Himself (archive footage)
John Boehner ... Himself (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)
Leonid Brezhnev ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Buchanan ... Himself - Reagan Communications Director
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Ronald Reagan as a man, as compared to his legacy, is rich territory for exploration, and a line from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is just one of the many things that springs to mind after viewing filmmaker Eugene Jarecki's latest opus, Reagan (Jarecki's Why We Fight won the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize: Documentary). Speaking at his funeral, Mark Antony said of Caesar, "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." With a firm grasp of Reagan's story, Jarecki avoids the predictable and takes the long view on Reagan's life and influence, while staying centered on him as a man of deep contradiction; an American whose patriotism paradoxically led him to impeachable acts, a liberal Democrat who came to define the modern conservative movement. Written by Anonymous

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23 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Falsehoods Abound
6 June 2015 | by zaniac-67268See all my reviews

This documentary was shown with a leftist viewpoint. Since I was born in 1949 and lived through 12 presidents I have more knowledge gained through experience than those who read about things. The country almost went bust during Carter's administration due to his fiscal policies and lack of respect throughout the world. President Reagan brought back the United States with his tax policies and strong defense policy. The words that basically said it all was that if you tax the workers and give money to those who don't work, people won't work. That is exactly what we've created today with free health care, free housing and free food. Granted, the War On Drugs was a failure just as the War On Poverty was as is the War On Terror. All in all, Reagan was a great leader of the United States. He was at least as good as Eisenhower. The country flourished during their presidencies.


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