Without Warning: The James Brady Story Poster

Release Date: 1991

R|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady (Beau Bridges), the press secretary to Ronald Reagan (Bryan Clark) who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. (Steve Flynn) tries to kill Reagan, he also shoots Brady. Although Brady recuperates, he is left partially paralyzed and continues to heal with the support of his wife, Sarah (Joan Allen). The shooting inspires Brady to seek stricter gun control laws, resulting in the Brady Bill.

Cast: Beau Bridges, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Bryan Clark, Steven Flynn, Christopher Bell, Gary Grubbs, Christine Healy

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Keywords: Sacrifice, Hospital, Wife, Marriage, 1980s, Hotel, Doctor, Inspiring, Emotional


Winner Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television