Wag the Dog

1997 96 Mins Audio: English Maturity Rating 16+
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Watch or Download Wag the Dog 1997. Director Barry Levinson, Cast Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche,

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war. Movie Wag the Dog

Comedy, Drama,

washington dc, usa, rape, cia, usa president, movie business, war veteran, staging, albania, sex scandal, senator, presidential election, gulf war, media adviser, manipulation of the media, politics, election campaign, government, conspiracy, soldier, extramarital affair,

Wag the Dog Parent guide
MPAA Reason
Rated R for language.

Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
A man ogles a woman in a short skirt as she bends down to pick up clothes to hang on a clothes line. He pursues her and she screams and runs into the house. The movie begins 11 days before a presidential election. Top staff, with private help, create a bogus war with many other phony side distractions. All this is to divert press coverage and public attention away from the accusation of a young girl that the president sexually abused her during a White House event. The encounter is not shown but it is referred to several times in the movie.

Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
War is talked about quite a lot, and the over all mood of the movie is dark albeit hilarious. A man attempts to rape a woman offscreen. We see the woman's father grab a shotgun and go into the room where he is. We hear a shot and a character says he's still alive. Then we hear another gunshot and the rapist is killed. A plane crashes

Profanity Reason
Moderate profanity. Usually F bombs and s words

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Lots of alcohol is drunk and many people smoke constantly, drugs are referenced to though not shown directly.

Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
A plane flies through an intense storm; afterward we see the main characters in the wreckage. A man sexually asaults a girl offscreen, and is shot dead (offscreen) by her father. A character is known to be a violent and psychotic rapist; his character is creepy and may be disturbing.

New Line Cinema, Punch Productions, Tribeca Productions, Baltimore Pictures,

United States of America,




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