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The 40th President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan, gets a full analysis in this biographical documentary that places its strongest thematic emphasis on the trajectory of Reagan's political career. Beginning with reflections on Reagan's accomplishments during his term as Governor of California, the film them moves forward into such historic events as his debates with Carter and Mondale in 1980, the terrifying attack on his life by crazed assassin John Hinckley, Reagan's groundbreaking summits with such world leaders as Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher, and his method of handling some of the major global events of the 1980s, such as the 1983 Invasion of Grenada, and events that would later lead to the fall of the Soviet Bloc. What emerges is a portrait of a complex, magnetic individual who helped single-handedly redefine the landscape of American political life. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi