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Wag the Dog

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Released January 2nd, 1998, 'Wag the Dog' stars Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 37 min, and received a score of 73 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 22 experienced critics.

Curious to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "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."

'Wag the Dog' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on VUDU, Amazon.com, iTunes Store, and YouTube .

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