DVD  97 mins   IMDB  7.1
R (Restricted)
Wag The Dog
New Line Home Entertainment (1997)
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Seen It:
Comedy, Drama
USA  /  English

Dustin Hoffman Stanley Motss
Robert De Niro Conrad Brean
Anne Heche Winifred Ames
Denis Leary Fad King
Willie Nelson Johnny Dean
Andrea Martin Liz Butsky
Kirsten Dunst Tracy Lime
William H. Macy Charles Young
John Michael Higgins John Levy
Suzie Plakson Grace

Director Barry Levinson
Producer Barry Levinson; Robert De Niro
Writer David Mamet; Hilary Henkin
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Musician Mark Knopfler; Tom Bähler

Wag The Dog is strongly emotional political satire about the manipulation of media and the political circumstances of the ages. During a presidential race the President has an affair with a school teacher and to avoid media exploitation the Presidents advisor helps him to stage a fake war in Albania.

Edition Details
Distributor New Line Home Video
Edition Platinum Edition
Barcode 794043465826
Region Region 1
Release Date 7/28/1998
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Widescreen (16:9)
Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English; French; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Interactive Menus Audio Commentary by Dustin Hoffman and Barry Levinson Interviews Essay on Hollywood and Politics Cast and Crew Biographies/Filmographies Theatrical Trailer
Movie Poster