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 512 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: shqip
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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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  • Dustin Hoffman

    as Stanley Motss
  • Robert De Niro

    as Conrad Brean
  • Anne Heche

    as Winifred Ames
  • Woody Harrelson

    as Sergeant William Schumann
  • James Belushi

    as Jim Belushi
  • Denis Leary

    as Fad King
  • Willie Nelson

    as Johnny Dean
  • Andrea Martin

    as Liz Butsky
  • Kirsten Dunst

    as Tracy Lime
  • William H. Macy

    as CIA Agent Charles Young
  • John Michael Higgins

    as John Levy
  • Suzie Plakson

    as Grace
  • Michael Belson

    as President
  • Suzanne Cryer

    as Amy Cain
  • Jason Cottle

    as A.D.
  • Jenna Byrne

    as Sharon
  • Craig T. Nelson

    as Senator John Neal
  • Furley Lumpkin

    as Raking Dad #1
Production Debra Zane Casting
Camera Robert Richardson Director of Photography
Production Eric McLeod Co-Producer
Production Robert De Niro Producer
Art Wynn Thomas Production Design
Writing David Mamet Screenplay
Production Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Production Jane Rosenthal Producer
Production Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Directing Barry Levinson Director
Production Barry Levinson Producer
Editing Stu Linder Editor
Costume & Make-Up Rita Ryack Costume Design
Writing Larry Beinhart Author
Writing Hilary Henkin Screenplay
Sound Mark Knopfler Original Music Composer
Art Mark Worthington Art Direction
Art Robert Greenfield Set Decoration
Sound Tim Holland Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Daniel C. Striepeke Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ilona Herman Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Maggie Morgan Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Marjorie McCown Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Ellen Ryba Assistant Costume Designer
Production Ezra Swerdlow Executive Producer
Production Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Hazel Catmull Key Hair Stylist
Directing Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Michael White Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Melissa A. Yonkey Hairstylist
Sound Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Peter Montagna Makeup Artist
Art Steve Joyal Art Department Coordinator