Wag the Dog

(1997)

Overview

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.

  1. Larry Beinhart

    Author

  2. Barry Levinson

    Director

  3. Hilary Henkin

    Screenplay

  4. David Mamet

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Dustin Hoffman

    Dustin Hoffman

    Stanley Motss

  2. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    Conrad Brean

  3. Anne Heche

    Anne Heche

    Winifred Ames

  4. Woody Harrelson

    Woody Harrelson

    Sergeant William Schumann

  5. James Belushi

    James Belushi

    Jim Belushi

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Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 25, 1997
    R
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $64,256,513.00

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