In the hallway, Ronnie is briefing Zeljko about the freed hostages. He wants to bring them over and have a celebration, maybe give them medals. Okay, forget the medals, but Ronnie still thinks they're American heroes. Ronnie says that the Iranians released the hostages on his inauguration day to humiliate Carter and upstage Reagan. "Two presidents with one stone," he says. Ronnie enters the room, and his children greet him adoringly. They're proud. Hugs all around.
The family photo. It looks very official and very cold. The seats are all spaced out. Nancy sits right in front. Nancy asks how they'll make it to all the inaugural balls.
Well, here's one right now. Lots of people wait. Like royalty, Ronnie and Nancy come down a set of stairs as "Hail to the Chief" plays. Ron's wearing tails! As everybody applauds (Zeljko is front and center), a speech by Ronnie is voiced-over. He talks about the economic mess. He says they're going to go to work to turn this thing around. The grandparents, the children -- everybody is applauding Ronnie. Even Patti looks proud. Ronnie says we've let spending get out of control. What a strange speech to play over his coronation.
Cut to Ronnie at the Oval Office desk during the same speech. "It's time for Judgment Day," he says.
And...that's it. Wow. I kind of thought this was mildly entertaining watching it, but unlike the great Bill and Ted movies, this one doesn't hold up to repeat viewings. Pray for me. Then come back next week for Part II: Those Pesky Contras.