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Author: Barry LevinsonJane RosenthalRobert De NiroHilary HenkinDavid MametAll authors
Publisher: [Burbank, California] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2006] ©2006
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: Satirical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Levinson; Jane Rosenthal; Robert De Niro; Hilary Henkin; David Mamet; Dustin Hoffman; Anne Heche; Denis Leary; Willie Nelson; Andrea Martin; Kirsten Dunst; William H Macy; Mark Knopfler; Larry Beinhart; New Line Cinema Corporation,; Tribeca Productions,; Baltimore Pictures (Firm),; Punch Productions,; New Line Home Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 0780622561 9780780622562
OCLC Number: 655829725
Language Note: English and French, with English, French, and Spanish subtitles; close captioned for the hearing-impaired.
Notes: Based on the book American hero by Larry Beinhart.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Special features: From Washington to Hollywood and Back: a featurette including interviews with Barry Levinson, Jane Rosenthal, Tom Brokaw, John Frankenheimer, Dee Dee Myers, Budd Schulberg, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker and others ; optional audio commentary by Barry Levinson and Dustin Hoffman ; theatrical trailer ; The Line Between Truth and Fiction (an essay on politics and the media).
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, William H. Macy.
Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; English and French Dolby Digital surround sound ; widescreen and fullscreen versions on dual sided disc.
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 ; a Barry Levinson film ; 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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