Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog (1997)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy Film, Comedy Drama, Political Satire  |   Release Date - Dec 25, 1997  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero. The film stars Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, with Anne Heche, Denis Leary, and William H. Macy in supporting roles. Just days before a presidential election, a Washington, D.C. spin doctor (De Niro) distracts the electorate from a sex scandal by hiring a Hollywood film producer (Hoffman) to construct a fake war with Albania. The film was released one month before the outbreak of the Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent bombing of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan by the Clinton Administration, which prompted the media to draw comparisons between the film and reality.

Movie Info

Budget

$15,000,000

Box Office

$64,256,513

Themes

Tags

Albania, Cia, Film Based On A Novel, Independent, Presidential Election, Rape, Senator, Washington D.c.

Attributes

Narrative Location: Washington, D.C.

Alternate Titles

Amikor a farok csóválja...
HU
Başkanın Adamları
TR
Bite the Bullet
US
Des hommes d'influence
CA, FR
Escándalo en la casa blanca
MX, PE
Fakty i akty
PL
Înscenarea
RO
La cortina de humo
ES
Manobras na Casa Branca
PT
Mentiras que matan
AR
Mera Coincidência
BR
Når halen logrer med hunden
DK
O proedros, ena roz skandalo ki enas polemos
GR
Pasji dnevi
SI
Predsjedničke laži
HR
Ratom protiv istine
RS
Sesso & potere
IT
Uodega vizgina šunį
LT
Vrtěti psem
CZ
Vrtieť psom
SK
Wag the Dog
AU, CA, EC, EG, IN, IL, NL, PH, SE, AE, GB, US
Wag the Dog - Wenn der Schwanz mit dem Hund wedelt
, AT, DE
Wag the Dog: Häntä heiluttaa koiraa
FI
Wag the Dog: Når halen logrer med hunden
NO
Ο πρόεδρος, ένα ροζ σκάνδαλο κι ένας πόλεμος
GR
Да разлаем кучетата
BG
Плутовство
RU
Хвіст виляє собакою
UA
Хвіст крутить собакою
UA
Хвост виляет собакой
RU
سگ را بجنبان
IR
ウワサの真相/ワグ・ザ・ドッグ
JP
作大英雄
HK
桃色風雲:搖擺狗
TW
桃色风云
CN