Wag the Dog
New Line Platinum Series
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1997
Director: Barry Levinson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 794043-465826
Running time: 1:37 (97 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 28, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#1457)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
When the President is caught in a sex scandal less than 2 weeks before election, White House spinmaster Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro) creates a phony war with the help of Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman). From acclaimed director Barry Levinson and writers Hilary Henkin and David Mamet comes this biting look at American politics and its relationship with the media that we have all come to embrace.
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • New Line Cinema
 • Tribeca Productions
 • Baltimore Pictures
Media Companies:
 • New Line Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Barry Levinson....Director
Writing
Larry Beinhart....Original Material By
Hilary Henkin....Screenwriter
David Mamet....Screenwriter
Production
Michael De Luca....Executive Producer
Claire Rudnick Polstein....Executive Producer
Ezra Swerdlow....Executive Producer
Jane Rosenthal....Producer
Robert De Niro....Producer
Barry Levinson....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Richardson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Stu Linder....Film Editor
Music
Mark Knopfler....Composer
Tom Bahler....Song Writer
Willie Nelson....Song Writer
Edgar Winter....Song Writer
Merle Haggard....Song Writer
Huey Lewis....Song Writer
Mark Knopfler....Song Writer
Evan Kopelson....Composer
Walter Werzowa....Composer
Sound
Steve Cantamessa....Production Sound Mixer
Tom Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lora Hirschberg....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tim Holland....Supervising Sound Editor
Art
Rita Ryack....Costume Designer
Wynn Thomas....Production Designer
Mark Worthington....Art Director
Nancy McArdle....Costume Designer
Peter Montagna....Make-up Artist
Ilona Herman....Make-up Artist
Daniel C. Striepeke....Make-up Artist
Elaine Offers....Make-up Artist
Mark Landon....Make-up Artist
Dennis King....Visual Effects
Cast
Dustin Hoffman....Stanley Motss
Robert De Niro....Conrad Brean
Anne Heche....Winifred Ames
Woody Harrelson....Sgt. William Schumann
Denis Leary....Fad King
Willie Nelson....Johnny Dean
Andrea Martin....Liz Butsky
Michael Belson....President
Suzanne Cryer....Amy Cain
John Michael Higgins....John Levy
Suzie Plakson....Grace
Kirsten Dunst....Tracy Lime
Jason Cottle....A.D.
David Koechner....Director
Harland Williams....Pet Wrangler
Sean Masterson....Bob Richardson
William H. Macy....Mr. Young
Bernard Hocke....Technician
Jenna Byrne....Sharon
Maurkice Woods....Kid With Shoes
Pops Staples....Himself
Phil Morris....Co-Pilot
Chris Ellis....Officer
Edwin T. Morgan....Owner
J. Patrick McCormack....Pilot
Jennifer Manley....Teenage Girl
Edrie Warner....Judge
Richard Lawson....Young Man / CIA
Drena De Niro....Gate Stewardess
Alberto Vasquez....Combine Driver
Stephanie Kemp....Aide #1
Jack Esformes....Aide #2
John Cho....Aide #3
Michael Reid Davis....Aide #4
Brant Cotton....Sharon's Boyfriend
Kenneth Kern....Nashville Engineer
Michelle Levinson....Faye
Ron McCoy....Limo Driver
Derrick Morgan....CIA Agent
Garry R. Roleder....USAF Chaplain
Merle Haggard....Himself
Jim Belushi....Himself
George Gaynes....Senator Nole
Rick Scarry....White House Reporter
Cliff B. Howard....Ranger
Furley Lumpkin....Raking Dad #1
Sean Fenton....Raking Dad #2
Nikki Crawford....Mom
John Franklin....Jockey #1
Kevin Furlong....Jockey #2
Lu Elrod....Southern Woman
Michael Villani....Male Commentator
Shirley Prestia....Crossfire Moderator
Warren Wilson....Crossfire Interviewer
Terry Anzur....Factory Reporter
Melissa Gardner....Santa Fe Reporter
Giselle Fernandez....Female Press Person
Christine Devine....Chicago Newscaster
Richard Saxton....Chicago Newscaster #2
Geffrey Blake....Media Guy #1
Jerry Levine....Media Guy #2
Jack Shearer....Sklansky
Emmett Miller....News Break Reporter
Bill Handel....Andrews AFB Reporter
Arlene Afshangol....Albanian Girl
Hope Garber....Albanian Grandmother
Gina Menza....Press Room Reporter
Maggie Mellin....Mrs. Rose
Tom Murray....Aircraft Carrier Reporter
Ralph Tabakin....Southern Man
Marguerite Moreau....Teenage Girl in Audience
Jay Leno....Himself
"American Dream" Singers
Nicole Avant
Tom Bahler
Allen Carter
Carmen Carter
Lance Eaton
Karen Geraghty
Jim Gilstrap
Jennifer Gross
Wendy Lou Halvorsen
Anthony Holiday
Brad Kalas
Billy Trudel
Mark Vieha
Julia Waters
Oren Waters
Maxine Waters
Phillip V. Caruso....War Commercial Photographer (uncredited)
Craig T. Nelson....Senator John Neal (uncredited)
Robert Richardson....Man in TV Studio (uncredited)
Chelsea Talbott....Crying Girl at Funeral Parade (uncredited)
Paul Webster....Limo Driver (uncredited)