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Release Date: April 3rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2005

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Poking fun at the media, this film focuses on Julian Messenger (Ben Kingsley) and Lionel Powers (Gabriel Byrne), corporate bosses competing for control of a Los Angeles football team. Lionel and Julian both run newspapers and television stations, and they use their mouthpieces to smear each another. As the men wage their boardroom battle, Lionel's wife, Ariel (Mimi Rogers), and football stadium employee Jerry Pascoe (Chris Mulkey) are among the many observers drawn into the standoff.

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers, Jeffrey Tambor, Illeana Douglas, Paul Mazursky, Kathy Baker, R. Lee Ermey

Director: Stephen Surjik

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Witty, Office, 1990s, Competition, Los Angeles, Quest, Wife, Rivalry