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Wag the Dog


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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy Drama
Director: Barry Levinson

Two weeks prior to reelection, the United States president lands in the middle of a sex scandal. In need of outside help to quell the situation, presidential adviser Winifred Ames enlists the expertise of spin doctor Conrad Brean, who decides a distraction is the best course of action. Brean approaches Hollywood producer Stanley Motss to help him fabricate a war in Albania -- and once underway, the duo has the media entirely focused on the war.

Cast :

  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Stanley Motss
  • Robert De Niro
  • Conrad Brean
  • Anne Heche
  • Winifred Ames
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Sgt. William Schumann
  • Denis Leary
  • Fad King
  • Willie Nelson
  • Johnny Dean
  • Andrea Martin
  • Liz Butsky
  • Michael Belson
  • President
  • Suzanne Cryer
  • Amy Cain
  • John Michael Higgins
  • John Levy
  • Suzie Plakson
  • Grace
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • Tracy Lime
  • William H. Macy
  • CIA Agent Mr. Young
Producers :
Robert De Niro , Barry Levinson , Eric McLeod , Jane Rosenthal
Writers :
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