Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog (1997)

A comedy about truth, justice and other special effects.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1997-12-25
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 911 ratings
  • Parental Guidance: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: shqip
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 911 Ratings
7.1 73 86%


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.

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Directing Barry Levinson Director
Writing Hilary Henkin Screenplay
Writing David Mamet Screenplay
Production Robert De Niro Producer
Production Barry Levinson Producer
Production Jane Rosenthal Producer
Sound Mark Knopfler Original Music Composer
Camera Robert Richardson Director of Photography
Editing Stu Linder Editor
Production Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Production Debra Zane Casting
Art Mark Worthington Art Direction
Art Robert Greenfield Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Rita Ryack Costume Design
Sound Tim Holland Supervising Sound Editor
Art Wynn Thomas Production Design
Art Steve Joyal Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Marjorie McCown Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Maggie Morgan Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Ellen Ryba Assistant Costume Designer
Sound Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz Music Editor
Directing Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Melissa Yonkey Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Michael White Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Ilona Herman Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Hazel Catmull Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Daniel C. Striepeke Makeup Artist
Production Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Production Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Production Ezra Swerdlow Executive Producer
Production Eric McLeod Co-Producer
Writing Larry Beinhart Book
Sound Steve Cantamessa Sound Mixer
Sound Lora Hirschberg Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Tom Johnson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Claire Sanfilippo Dialogue Editor
Sound Lindakay Brown Dialogue Editor
Sound J.R. Grubbs Sound Effects Editor
Sound John Roesch Foley Artist
Sound Jana Vance Foley Artist
Sound Dennie Thorpe Foley Artist
Sound Marilyn McCoppen ADR Editor
Production Terri Taylor Casting Assistant
Production Kimberly Rodgers Extras Casting
Production Brennan Dufresne Casting Assistant
Production David Anthony Extras Casting
Costume & Make-Up Kathrine Gordon Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Ilona Herman Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Mark Landon Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Peter Montagna Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Elaine L. Offers Makeup Artist
Crew Blair Daily Post Production Supervisor
Production Joe Fineman Executive In Charge Of Post Production
Production Carla Fry Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Eric McLeod Unit Production Manager
Production Bonnie Weis Production Supervisor
Production Laurie Kaye Production Manager
Directing Ken Arlidge Second Unit Director
Directing Amy Sayres First Assistant Director
Directing Amy Schmidt Second Second Assistant Director
Directing Christopher Swartout Second Assistant Director
Crew Jose M. Arreguin Propmaker
Art Peter Bankins Property Master
Art Tim Donelan Leadman
Art Kirk Essiambre Assistant Set Propsman
Art John French Paint Coordinator
Art Joe Louis Garcia Construction Grip
Art Ildefonso Goris Greensman
Art Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt Standby Painter
Art Diane Kramer Art Department Assistant
Art Scott W. Leslie Set Dresser
Art Alberto Christiano Lombardo Assistant Property Master
Art Jeff Markwith Set Designer
Art Jim McDermott Set Dresser
Crew Robert McKelvey Propmaker
Art Mark W. Pallatt Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Stephen J. Readmond On Set Dresser
Art Shana Sigmond Assistant Set Decoration
Art John Slatsky Set Dresser
Art Christopher Tandon Assistant Art Director
Art Duke Tomasick Construction Coordinator
Art Doug Wuitschick Paint Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Carl Catanese On Set Dresser
Art Mary Locatell Production Illustrator
Art Byron K. Lovelace Props
Art James R. Shumaker Set Dresser
Art Brent Smith Set Dresser
Sound Mike Boudry ADR Recordist
Sound Tony Eckert Foley Mixer
Sound Ben Gold Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Doc Kane ADR Mixer
Crew Scott La Rue Cableman
Sound Mary Helen Leasman Foley Editor
Sound Diane Linn ADR Recordist
Sound David Lucarelli ADR Recordist
Sound Frank 'Pepe' Merel Foley Recordist
Sound Al Nelson Sound Recordist
Sound Susan Popovic Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Charleen Richards-Steeves ADR Mixer
Sound Michael Silvers Supervising Dialogue Editor
Sound Greg Steele ADR Mixer
Sound Gary Thomas Boom Operator
Sound Tami Treadwell ADR Recordist
Sound Mark Weingarten Sound Mixer
Sound Mary Works Assistant Sound Editor
Sound David Abrahamsen Sound
Sound Mark Burton Production Sound Mixer
Sound Lawrence L. Commans Boom Operator
Sound Sean England Foley Recordist
Sound Steve Romanko Other
Sound Kent Sparling Sound Mix Technician
Crew Greg Dennison Special Effects Assistant
Crew Jim Hanson Special Effects Manager
Crew Dennis King Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Edward T. Reiff Jr. Special Effects Assistant
Crew Dale Riggs Special Effects Assistant
Crew Ray L. Wilkerson Special Effects Assistant
Crew Ronald W. Mathews Special Effects
Visual Effects Mike Sabga VFX Artist
Visual Effects Krystyna Demkowicz Visual Effects Producer
Camera Stephen B. Abrams Dolly Grip
Camera Ken Arlidge Second Unit Director of Photography
Camera Nick Arnds Grip
Lighting Roger Awad Lighting Technician
Lighting Halo Amrani Lighting Technician
Camera Michael Brennan Dolly Grip
Camera Phillip V. Caruso Still Photographer
Camera Barry Clint Grip
Camera Rick Colosimo Grip
Camera John T. Connor First Assistant "B" Camera
Camera Amy DeMarte Second Assistant "B" Camera
Camera Joseph Dianda Key Grip
Camera Shawn Ensign Grip
Camera Jamie Franta Grip
Lighting David Gamerman Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Camera Phil Gries Other
Lighting Chris Leidholdt Key Rigging Grip
Lighting Jim Leidholdt Rigging Grip
Camera William Leslie Dolly Grip
Lighting Fredrick W. Marx III Lighting Technician
Lighting Roger Meilink Rigging Gaffer
Camera Sean Mennie Camera Production Assistant
Crew Dan Moore Video Assist Operator
Camera Scot A. Nederman-Paul Camera Loader
Camera Scott Patten Best Boy Grip
Lighting Reinhart Peschke Chief Lighting Technician
Crew Mark Polischeck Video Assist Operator
Camera Martin Schaer Camera Operator
Camera Robert J. Studenny Grip
Camera Gregor Tavenner First Assistant "A" Camera
Camera David Terry Dolly Grip
Camera Kelly Uchimura Camera Loader
Camera Jeanne Vienne Second Assistant "A" Camera
Lighting Kevin A. Barnes Electrician
Lighting Renan Galindo Lighting Technician
Camera Todd Higgins Key Grip
Lighting Jay Holben Best Boy Electric
Camera Laela Kilbourn Additional Second Assistant Camera
Camera Ilya Lyudmirsky First Assistant Camera
Lighting Alexandre Naufel Lighting Technician
Camera David Norris Camera Operator
Lighting Peter Shultz Electrician
Lighting Russell Steen Gaffer
Camera Daryl Studebaker Additional Director of Photography
Production Leigh French ADR Voice Casting
Costume & Make-Up Nancy McArdle Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jose Morales Tailor
Costume & Make-Up Marcie Olivi Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Hugo Peña Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Romeo Pompa Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Kelly Porter Costumer
Editing Gilbert Carreras Color Timer
Editing Blair Daily Additional Editor
Editing Mark Daily First Assistant Editor
Editing Jason Joseph Editorial Production Assistant
Crew Ric Keeley Post-Production Manager
Editing Bob Shugrue Jr. Assistant Editor
Editing Mark W. Smith Assistant Editor
Production Jay Vinitsky Post Production Coordinator
Editing Thomas M. Harrigan Other
Editing John F. Lyons Assistant Editor
Editing Mike Sowa Digital Color Timer
Production Rhonda Baer Location Manager
Production Lee J. Bognar Location Assistant
Production Mauni P. Caves Location Assistant
Production Geoff Harding Location Assistant
Production Tim Hillman Location Manager
Production Kimberly Lynn Location Assistant
Production Barron Miller Location Assistant
Production Kate Beall Assistant Location Manager
Sound Chuck Ainlay Music Producer
Sound Richard Bennett Musician
Sound Roger Blanc Music Arranger
Sound Bob Bowen Music Coordinator
Sound Paul Broucek Music Producer
Sound Jim Cox Musician
Sound Chad Cromwell Musician
Sound Guy Fletcher Musician
Sound Mark Knopfler Music Producer
Sound Mark Knopfler Musician
Sound Dana Sano Music Producer
Sound Joel Sill Music Consultant
Sound Glenn Worf Musician
Crew Steve Boyd Transportation Coordinator
Crew Jerry F. Johnson Transportation Captain
Crew Greg Bronner Driver
Crew Burton L. Warner Driver
Production Emily Glatter Production Coordinator
Crew Gabriela Gutentag Unit Publicist
Production Holly Hagy Production Coordinator
Crew Terry Ham Set Production Assistant
Production Erik Holmberg Production Executive
Crew Romano Paoletti Set Production Assistant
Production Kait Pickering Assistant Production Coordinator
Production Georgette Hayden Production Coordinator
Crew Harland Williams Animal Wrangler
Crew Paul Prokop Production Controller