Wag the Dog
New Line Home Entertainment (1997)
Comedy, Drama
In Collection
Seen ItNo
IMDB   7.1
97 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
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
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
Edition Platinum Edition
Distributor New Line Home Video
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)
Standard (1.33:1)
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