Wag the Dog | 1997

Drama, Adaptation
A Hollywood producer helps "fake" a war via the media, to draw attention away from the President's affair he's having with a staffer.
Director: Barry Levinson
Awards: 2 Oscar nominations. Another 1 win & 6 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Stanley Motss

Actor

... Conrad Brean

Actor

... Winifred Ames

Actor

... Sergeant William Schumann

Actor

... Fad King

Actor

... Johnny Green

Actor

... Liz Butsky

Actor

... President

Actor

... Amy Cain

Actor

... John Levy

Actor

... Grace

Actor

... Tracy Lime

Actor

Company

Architectural Digest

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Casio Electronics

Production Company

Synopsis

Less than two weeks before election day, a scandal erupts that threatens to cripple the President's bid for a second term. But before the incident can cause irreparable damage, a mysterious fixer is called to the White House. The ultimate spin doctor, Conrad Brean has the uncanny ability to manipulate politics, the press and most importantly--the American people. Anticipating the frenzied press corps, Brean deftly deflects attention from the President by creating a bigger and better story -- a war. With the help of Stanley Motts, a famed Hollywood producer and his irreverent entourage, Brean assembles an unlikely crisis team who orchestra a global conflict unlike any ever seen on CNN.

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