The Reagans

Series 2 x 120'
Drama, Romance • 2003
It’s 1987. As the scandal of Iran-Contra and the threat of impeachment looms in President Ronald Reagan’s shadow, he reflects on the journey that brought him to this extraordinary position of notoriety, celebrity, and world power.


Series 2 x 120'


Drama, Romance

Original Air Date





  • Judy Davis
  • James Brolin
  • Zeijko Ivanek
  • Mary Beth Pell
  • Bill Smitrovich
  • Shad Hart
  • Zoie Palmer
As a movie star, Democrat Ronald Reagan (Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Brolin, Traffic)has made a name for himself as President of the Screen Actors Guild—a title that offers him a chance meeting with a calculating B-actress named Nancy Davis (Emmy winner Judy Davis, Life with Judy Garland). The brief encounter turns to romance, and, in an effort to renew his private and public life, Ronald leaves his wife, actress Jane Wyman, marries the cunning Nancy, and embarks on a short-lived career in a promising venue called television. Though successful in the inventive new medium, it’s Ronald’s political interests, his ability to connect to grassroots America, and Nancy’s omnipresent PR savvy that lure him down the unexpected path to Governor of California. But there’s one stipulation—he must change his party affiliation to Republican.