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Wag the Dog (1997)

Wag the Dog
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Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman
Stanley Motss
Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Conrad Brean
Anne Heche Anne Heche
Winifred Ames
Denis Leary Denis Leary
Fad King
Willie Nelson Willie Nelson
Johnny Dean
Andrea Martin Andrea Martin
Liz Butsky
Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst
Tracy Lime
William H. Macy William H. Macy
CIA Agent Charles Young

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Larry Beinhart Larry Beinhart
(book American Hero)
Hilary Henkin Hilary Henkin
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A great underrated movie

7 years ago at Aug 20 8:21
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Honestly, I didn't know what to expect before watching this flick but I was eventully pleasantly surprised by the whole thing. Indeed, this is another underrated movie about politics, a subject which I always find really spellbinding. Furthermore, it is, I believe, one of the last great movies starring Robert de Niro and Dustin Hoffman as they both didn't do many great movies after that. Basically... read more
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Before elections, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to "fabricate" a war in order to cover-up a presidential sex scandal.
Release date: 9 January 1998
UPC: 794043465826
Tags: Comedy (16), Politics (11), Drama (11), Conspiracy (9), Satire (8), 1997 (8), Scandal (7), Rape (7), Based On Novel (6), Murder (6), Hollywood (6), Political (6), Cia (6), Washington D.C. (5), 1990s (5), Prisoner (5), Based On Book (4), Military (4), Independent Film (4), (4)
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"And speaking of which.... Just like my parents taught me, I've come to believe that "wagging the dog" was likely to leave a person blind. And I mean that in a political sense, not a masturbatory one. Seriously, though, in this film the Dusty Hoffman teams up with De Nironator to prove that this duo combo of actors does not need to rely on the sophomoric use of the name of "Fockers" in order to provide a piece of quality cinema entertainment. A satisfying and smart satirical spin on the proces"

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