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Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog(1997)

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Brief Synopsis

Less than two weeks before election day, a scandal erupts that threatens to cripple the President''s bid for a second term. But before the incident can cause irreparable damage, a mysterious fixer is called to the White House. The ultimate spin doctor, Conrad Brean has the uncanny ability to manipulate politics, the press and most importantly--the American people. Anticipating the frenzied press corps, Brean deftly deflects attention from the President by creating a bigger and better story -- a war. With the help of Stanley Motts, a famed Hollywood producer and his irreverent entourage, Brean assembles an unlikely crisis team who orchestra a global conflict unlike any ever seen on CNN.

Cast & Crew

Barry Levinson Director
Robert De Niro Conrad Brean
Dustin Hoffman Stanley Motss
Anne Heche Winifred Ames
Woody Harrelson Sergeant William Schumann
Denis Leary Fad King
Willie Nelson Johnny Green
Andrea Martin Liz Butsky
Michael Belson President
Suzanne Cryer Amy Cain

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1997 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Sound:  Production Co:  Tribeca Films .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Baltimore Pictures .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Mercury Records .....Production Company, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services .....Production Company, Dda Public Relations .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Paskal Lighting .....Production Company, Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. .....Production Company, Technicolor .....Production Company, Howard Anderson Company .....Production Company, Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Gaga Communications (Parent) .....Theatrical Distributor, Metropolitan Filmexport .....Theatrical Distributor, Focus Features .....Theatrical Distributor, Polygram Filmed Entertainment .....Theatrical Distributor, Village Roadshow Limited .....Theatrical Distributor, Myndform .....Theatrical Distributor, Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh .....Theatrical Distributor, .....Theatrical Distributor, New Line Cinema .....Studio, New Line Cinema .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Alliance Releasing .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Medusa Film .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, New Line International .....Foreign Distribution Sales, New Line Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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