The incredible true story of a nation in chaos.
From Academy Award winning director and producer Oliver Stone comes this riveting true story...March 10, 1981. An insane and obsessive young man named John Hinckley Jr. attempts to kill U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, Reagan's life hangs in the balance as two young surgeons battle to save him. But only those behind the scenes in the corridors of power know that this is more than a fight to save one man. With the Soviet Union poised to invade Poland and the possibility of a total nuclear war looming, someone must take control of the impending crisis. And as a bitter power struggle begins, the government of the most powerful nation on Earth is sliding into chaos...The Day Reagan Was Shot is based on an amazing true story of individual courage and the political intrigues and deceptions that brought a nation - and the world - to the brink of destruction.