Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog (1997)

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Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull," "Godfather: Part II") and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman ("Rain Man," "Kramer vs. Kramer") star in a tale of politics, power and Hollywood so outrageous it could be true! Two weeks before re-election, the President of the United States is accused of accosting a girl scout. Before the news reaches the media, his advisors call in a political consultant specializing in image rescues. What to do? Hire a Hollywood producer to create a war -- distracting public attention from the scandal and rallying Americans to their President in surge of patriotic fever. Also starring Denis Leary , Kirsten Dunst and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winner Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," TV's "Homicide: Life on the Street"). Based on the novel American Hero by Larry Beinhart.

Synopsis

Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull," "Godfather: Part II") and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman ("Rain Man," "Kramer vs. Kramer") star in a tale of politics, power and Hollywood so outrageous it could be true! Two weeks before re-election, the President of the United States is accused of accosting a girl scout. Before the news reaches the media, his advisors call in a political consultant specializing in image rescues. What to do? Hire a Hollywood producer to create a war -- distracting public attention from the scandal and rallying Americans to their President in surge of patriotic fever. Also starring Denis Leary , Kirsten Dunst and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winner Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," TV's "Homicide: Life on the Street"). Based on the novel American Hero by Larry Beinhart.