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Wag the Dog
Summary: "Four-stars" (Roger Ebert). Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro head an all-star cast in this wickedly funny political satire from director Barry Levinson ("Rain Man"). When the U.S. president is caught in a sex scandal right before the election, his team hires a spin doctor (De Niro) who enlists the help of a Hollywood producer (Hoffman) to stage a phony war and whip up a jingoistic media blitz to distract the public from the scandal. Co-starring Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst. Directed by Barry Levinson; screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet, based on the book "American Hero by Larry Beinhart. (R) (AC,AL)
PRODUCER : Jane Rosenthal,Robert De Niro,Barry Levinson,Michael De Luca,Ezra Swerdlow,Claire Rudnick Polstein
CAST : Dustin Hoffman,Robert De Niro,Anne Heche,Denis Leary,Willie Nelson,Andrea Martin,Kirsten Dunst
WRITER : Hilary Henkin,David Mamet,Larry Beinhart
DIRECTOR : Barry Levinson
Genre : Comedy