Wag the Dog Poster

Release Date: January 2nd, 1998

DVD Release Date: July 29th, 1998

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Two weeks prior to reelection, the United States president lands in the middle of a sex scandal. In need of outside help to quell the situation, presidential adviser Winifred Ames (Anne Heche) enlists the expertise of spin doctor Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro), who decides a distraction is the best course of action. Brean approaches Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) to help him fabricate a war in Albania -- and once underway, the duo has the media entirely focused on the war.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Michael Belson

Director: Barry Levinson

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Tribeca Productions, New Line Cinema, Baltimore Pictures, Punch Productions

Distributors: New Line Cinema

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