Wag the Dog is a 1997 American English-language Comedy Drama movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin and Paul Webster. The movie is inspired from American Hero by Larry Beinhart. Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal. Baltimore Pictures in association with TriBeCa Productions. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Barry Levinson and Robert De Niro. Wag the Dog is written by Larry Beinhart, Hilary Henkin and David Mamet and it is directed by Barry Levinson. New Line Cinema acquired the distribution rights for the movie. Wag the Dog was released on 9th January 1998 and takes a screen time of 97 minutes. The Film was successful at box office. Wag the Dog was made on a budget of $15 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $64 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet. Cinematography was done by Robert Richardson and editing by Stu Linder. The music was composed by Mark Knopfler. At the 1998 Berlin International Film Festival It won an award for Special Jury Prize.
Comedy , Drama
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