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Wag the Dog
Directed by:
Barry Levinson

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson and Andrea Martin, "Wag the Dog" (also known as "Bite the Bullet", "Sesso & potere", "Wag the Dog - Wenn der Schwanz mit dem Hund wedelt") is a Comedy film directed by Barry Levinson, and written by Hilary Henkin (screenplay), released on December 17 of 1997 in the USA.

A Hollywood producer. A Washington spin-doctor. When they get together, they can make you believe anything.

Who is the director of "Wag the Dog":

Wag the Dog was directed by Barry Levinson, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before directing Wag the Dog, Barry Levinson had directed Disclosure, released in 1994, Jimmy Hollywood (1994), Toys (1992), Bugsy (1991), Avalon (1990), and Rain Man (1988). Since, he directed Sphere, released in 1998, Liberty Heights (1999), An Everlasting Piece (2000), Bandits (2001), Envy (2004), and Man of the Year (2006).

What was the release date of "Wag the Dog":

Wag the Dog was first released on Wednesday, December 17, 1997, in the United States. Also released on this day was Guy (dir. Michael Lindsay-Hogg). This was twenty-two (22) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, March 13, 1998 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, March 25, 1998 in France; Friday, February 20, 1998 in Germany; Monday, March 09, 1998 in Spain; Thursday, March 05, 1998 in Australia and on Saturday, May 23, 1998 in Japan.

What is the cast of "Wag the Dog":

At the casting of Wag the Dog we find Dustin Hoffman, previously seen in Mad City (1997) and American Buffalo (1996); Robert De Niro (Cop Land (1997), Marvin's Room (1996)); Anne Heche (I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Volcano (1997)) [ more... ]

  • David Koechner and Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson also appeared in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, released in 1999.
  • Jenna Byrne and Dustin Hoffman, Jason Cottle also worked together in Mad City, released in 1997.
  • Bernard Hocke and Dustin Hoffman can be seen in Sphere, released in 1998.
  • David Koechner and Woody Harrelson can also be seen in Semi-Pro, released in 2008.

What is the Storyline of "Wag the Dog":

When an unnamed president of the United States is caught in a closed room making advances on an underage "Firefly Girl" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout) less than two weeks before re-election, Conrad Brean (De Niro), a top notch spin-doctor, is brought in to try to take the public attention away from the scandal. He decides to construct a fake war with Albania, hoping the media will concentrate on this instead. In order to come up with his 'war', he contacts a Hollywood producer named Stanley [...]

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