Wag the Dog

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Conspiracy thriller

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 338 (Rank from 1997: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
J Patterson90
Lisa Marie Bowman80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest77

People Involved

  • 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 (CIA Agent Charles Young)
  • John Michael Higgins (John Levy)
  • Suzie Plakson (Grace)
  • Woody Harrelson (Sergeant William Schumann)
  • Michael Belson (President)
  • Suzanne Cryer (Amy Cain)
  • Jason Cottle (A.D.)
  • Barry Levinson (Director)