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  • Wag the Dog (1997)
  • R
    97 min | Comedy, Drama
Wag the Dog (1997)
R
97 min | Comedy, Drama

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.
Director
Writers
Larry Beinhart (book "American Hero") | Hilary Henkin (screenplay) | David Mamet (screenplay)
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Release date
Jan 9, 1998 (United States)

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102 cast members
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Dustin Hoffman
Stanley Motss Stanley Motss   See fewer
Robert De Niro
Conrad Brean Conrad Brean   See fewer
Anne Heche
Winifred Ames Winifred Ames   See fewer
Woody Harrelson
Sgt. William Schumann Sgt. William Schumann   See fewer
Denis Leary
Fad King Fad King   See fewer
Willie Nelson
Johnny Dean Johnny Dean   See fewer
Andrea Martin
Liz Butsky Liz Butsky   See fewer
Michael Belson
President President   See fewer
Suzanne Cryer
Amy Cain Amy Cain   See fewer
John Michael Higgins
John Levy John Levy   See fewer
Kirsten Dunst
Tracy Lime Tracy Lime   See fewer
David Koechner
Director Director   See fewer
Harland Williams
Pet Wrangler Pet Wrangler   See fewer
Sean Masterson
Bob Richardson Bob Richardson   See fewer
William H. Macy
Mr. Young Mr. Young   See fewer
Bernard Hocke
Technician Technician   See fewer
Jenna Byrne
Sharon Sharon   See fewer
Maurice Woods
Kid with Shoes (as Maurkice Woods) Kid with Shoes (as Maurkice Woods)   See fewer
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples
Pops Staples (as Pops Staples) Pops Staples (as Pops Staples)   See fewer
Phil Morris
Co-Pilot Co-Pilot   See fewer
Chris Ellis
Officer Officer   See fewer
Ed Morgan
Store Owner (as Edwin T. Morgan) Store Owner (as Edwin T. Morgan)   See fewer
Jennifer Manley
Teenage Girl Teenage Girl   See fewer
Richard Lawson
Young Man / CIA Young Man / CIA   See fewer
Drena De Niro
Gate Stewardess Gate Stewardess   See fewer
Alberto Vazquez
Combine Driver Combine Driver   See fewer
Stephanie Kemp
Aide #1 Aide #1   See fewer
Jack Esformes
Aide #2 Aide #2   See fewer
John Cho
Aide #3 Aide #3   See fewer
Brant Cotton
Sharon's Boyfriend Sharon's Boyfriend   See fewer
Kenneth Kern
Nashville Engineer Nashville Engineer   See fewer
Ron McCoy
Limo Driver Limo Driver   See fewer
Derek Morgan
CIA Agent (as Derrick Morgan) CIA Agent (as Derrick Morgan)   See fewer
Garry R. Roleder
USAF Chaplain USAF Chaplain   See fewer
Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard Merle Haggard   See fewer
Jim Belushi
Jim Belushi Jim Belushi   See fewer
George Gaynes
Senator Nole Senator Nole   See fewer
Rick Scarry
White House Reporter White House Reporter   See fewer
Furley Lumpkin
Raking Dad #1 Raking Dad #1   See fewer
Sean Fenton
Raking Dad #2 Raking Dad #2   See fewer
John Franklin
Jockey #1 Jockey #1   See fewer
Kevin Furlong
Jockey #2 Jockey #2   See fewer
Lu Elrod
Southern Woman Southern Woman   See fewer
Michael Villani
Male Commentator Male Commentator   See fewer
Shirley Prestia
Crossfire Moderator Crossfire Moderator   See fewer
Warren Wilson
Crossfire Interviewer Crossfire Interviewer   See fewer
Terry Anzur
Factory Reporter Factory Reporter   See fewer
Melissa Gardner
Santa Fe Reporter Santa Fe Reporter   See fewer
Giselle Fernandez
Female Press Person Female Press Person   See fewer
Christine Devine
Chicago Newscaster Chicago Newscaster   See fewer
Richard Saxton
Chicago Newscaster #2 Chicago Newscaster #2   See fewer
Geoffrey Blake
Media Guy #1 (as Geffrey Blake) Media Guy #1 (as Geffrey Blake)   See fewer
Jerry Levine
Media Guy #2 Media Guy #2   See fewer
Jack Shearer
Sklansky Sklansky   See fewer
Emmett Miller
News Break Reporter News Break Reporter   See fewer
Bill Handel
Andrews AFB Reporter Andrews AFB Reporter   See fewer
Anais Afshan
Albanian Girl (as Arlene Afshangol) Albanian Girl (as Arlene Afshangol)   See fewer
Hope Garber
Albanian Grandmother Albanian Grandmother   See fewer
Gina Menza
Press Room Reporter Press Room Reporter   See fewer
Maggie Mellin
Mrs. Rose Mrs. Rose   See fewer
Tom Murray
Aircraft Carrier Reporter Aircraft Carrier Reporter   See fewer
Ralph Tabakin
Southern Man Southern Man   See fewer
Marguerite Moreau
Teenage Girl in Audience Teenage Girl in Audience   See fewer
Jay Leno
Jay Leno Jay Leno   See fewer
Nicole Avant
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Wendy Lou Halvorsen
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Tom Bähler
American Dream Singer (as Tom Bahler) American Dream Singer (as Tom Bahler)   See fewer
Anthony Holiday
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Allen Carter
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Brad Kalas
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Carmen Carter
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Billy Trudel
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Lance Eaton
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Mark Vieha
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Karen Geraghty
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Julia Waters
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
James Gilstrap
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Oren Waters
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Jennifer Gross
American Dream Singer American Dream Singer   See fewer
Maxine Waters Willard
American Dream Singer (as Maxine Waters) American Dream Singer (as Maxine Waters)   See fewer
Laura Bennecke
White House Secretary (uncredited) White House Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Greg Bronson
Chauffer (uncredited) Chauffer (uncredited)   See fewer
Phillip V. Caruso
War Commercial Photographer (uncredited) War Commercial Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Sean Ireland
Military Officer (uncredited) Military Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Barry Levinson
Man at a movie studio (uncredited) Man at a movie studio (uncredited)   See fewer
Craig T. Nelson
Senator John Neal (uncredited) Senator John Neal (uncredited)   See fewer
Glendon Rich
Grieving Politician (uncredited) Grieving Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
Guy Richardson
Secret Service agent (uncredited) Secret Service agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Richardson
Man in TV Studio (uncredited) Man in TV Studio (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Sedona
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
Randy Springer
Airline Passenger (uncredited) Airline Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Chelsea Talbott
Crying Girl at Funeral Parade (uncredited) Crying Girl at Funeral Parade (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Webster
Limo Driver (uncredited) Limo Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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