Wag the dog [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents a Tribeca/Baltimore Pictures/Punch production ; a Barry Levinson film ; produced by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson ; screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet ; directed by Barry Levinson.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Feature films. Comedy films.
In English and French with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
When the President is caught in a sex scandal less than 2 weeks before the election, "Mr. Fix-it" decides they need a war to distract the public's attention and he calls on Hollywood's top producer to create it.
Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst.
Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; editor, Stu Linder ; music, Mark Knopfler.
Based on the book by Larry Beinhart. Originally released as a motion picture in 1997. Double sided. Special features: audio commentary by Barry Levinson and Dustin Hoffman; featurette From Washington to Hollywood and back; The line between truth and fiction : an essay on politics and the media; Macy on Mamet; theatrical trailer; cast and crew biographies; filmographies; scene selection.