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TITLE: Wag the dog. [videorecording].
DESCRIPTION: 1 video cassette : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
NOTES: Release date, January 9, 1998,
NOTES: Directed by Barry Levinson; produced by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson; written by Hilary Henkin, David Mamet.
NOTES: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson.
NOTES: When a Firefly Girl accuses the president of sexual misconduct in the Oval Office less than two weeks before the upcoming election, White House official Winifred Ames (Anne Heche) is told to bring in Conrad Bream (Robert De Niro) to fix the situation and save the president's chances for reelection. This mysterious "fixer" fabricates a conflict with Albania in an effort to detract attention from the sex scandal, bringing in legendary Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) to "produce" the war. When the CIA foils the initial plot, the creative team turns to a new story line, creating the saga of a U.S. soldier left behind enemy lines that the president vows to find and return to American soil. Directed by Barry Levinson (DINER, RAIN MAN) and loosely based on Larry Beinhart's novel AMERICAN HERO, this merging of Hollywood and politics is both thought provoking and comical. The inspired casting of Hoffman as the self-absorbed producer and De Niro as the mysterious spin doctor is bolstered by a superb supporting cast that includes Denis Leary and Andrea Martin.
NOTES: R for language.
NOTES: English.
SUBJECT: --Drama.
ADDED ENTRY: De Niro, Robert, 1943-
ADDED ENTRY: Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-
ADDED ENTRY: Levinson, Barry, 1942-

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