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Wag the Dog

Author: Hilary HenkinDavid MametBarry LevinsonDustin HoffmanRobert De NiroAll authors
Publisher: [Calif.] : New Line Home Video, [1998]
Series: New Line platinum series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the President is caught in a sex scandal less than 2 weeks before the election, "Mr. Fix-it" decides they need a war to distract the public's attention and he calls on Hollywood's top producer to create it.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Dark comedy films
Comedy films
Political films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Political satire
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Larry Beinhart
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Henkin; David Mamet; Barry Levinson; Dustin Hoffman; Robert De Niro; Anne Heche; Denis Leary; Willie Nelson; Andrea Martin; Kirsten Dunst; Larry Beinhart; New Line Cinema Corporation.; Tribeca Productions.; Baltimore Pictures (Firm); Punch Productions.; New Line Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780622561 9780780622562
OCLC Number: 39692923
Language Note: In English with optional soundtrack in French; optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the book: American hero / by Larry Beinhart.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Contains fullscreen version formatted to fit TV and widescreen version with original 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
Special features: audio commentary by Barry Levinson and Dustin Hoffman; featurette 'From Washington to Hollywood and back'; theatrical trailer; cast and crew biographies; filmographies.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Richardson; editor, Stu Linder; music, Mark Knopfler.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst.
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital stereo 5.1; region 1.
Contents: Side A. Widescreen version --
Side B. Fullscreen version.
Series Title: New Line platinum series.
Responsibility: New Line Cinema presents a Tribeca/Baltimore Pictures/Punch production ; produced by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson ; screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet ; directed by Barry Levinson.

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When the President is caught in a sex scandal less than 2 weeks before the election, "Mr. Fix-it" decides they need a war to distract the public's attention and he calls on Hollywood's top producer to create it.

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