Wag the Dog

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1997
  • Running time: 97 min
A political spin doctor conspires with a Hollywood director to create the illusion that the country's at war in order to take the public's attention away from the President's sex scandal. Does life really imitate art?
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A political spin doctor conspires with a Hollywood director to create the illusion that the country's at war in order to take the public's attention away from the President's sex scandal. Does life really imitate art?

Original Release

12/25/1997

US Release

12/25/1997

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Cast

Dustin Hoffman Stanley Motss
Robert De Niro Conrad Brean
Anne Heche Winifred Ames
Denis Leary Fad King
Willie Nelson Johnny Dean
Andrea Martin Liz Butsky
Kirsten Dunst Tracy Lime
William H. Macy Mr. Young / CIA Agent Charles Young
John Michael Higgins John Levy
Suzie Plakson Grace
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Barry Levinson

Writers

David Mamet, Hilary Henkin, Larry Beinhart

Cast

Dustin Hoffman Stanley Motss
Robert De Niro Conrad Brean
Anne Heche Winifred Ames
Denis Leary Fad King
Willie Nelson Johnny Dean
Andrea Martin Liz Butsky
Kirsten Dunst Tracy Lime
William H. Macy Mr. Young / CIA Agent Charles Young
John Michael Higgins John Levy
Suzie Plakson Grace
Woody Harrelson Sgt. William Schumann / Sergeant William Schumann
Michael Belson President
Suzanne Cryer Amy Cain
Jason Cottle A.D.
Geoffrey Blake Media Guy #1
Giselle Fernandez Female Press Person
John Franklin Jockey #1
Jim Belushi Jim Belushi
David Koechner Director
Merle Haggard Merle Haggard

Producers

Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Ezra Swerdlow Executive Producer
Robert De Niro Producer
Barry Levinson Producer
Jane Rosenthal Producer
Eric McLeod Producer

Editors

Stu Linder

1998 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1998 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Nominated
1998 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1998 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1998 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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