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Wag the dog / New Line Cinema presents a Tribeca/Baltimore Pictures/Punch production ; produced by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson ; screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet ; directed by Barry Levinson.

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Available copies

  • 6 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Series Information

New Line platinum series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver DVD COMEDY WAG (Text) 34304000147484 Adult - DVD Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD-R WAG (Text) 39391005953565 DVD R-rated Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon DVD F WAG (Text) 34330513057480 AV - Movie Collection Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch DVD WAG 12099 (Text) 78551000638099 DVD Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD WAG (Text) 31208910782400 audiovisual Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) COM WAG (Text) 30032001603080 DVD COMEDY Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD WAG (Text) 31951004216815 Main Floor - DVDs In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780622561
  • ISBN: 9780780622562
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color, double sided ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Calif.] : New Line Home Video, [1998]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book: American hero / by Larry Beinhart.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Contains fullscreen version formatted to fit TV and widescreen version with original 1.85:1 original aspect ratio.
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; theatrical trailer; cast and crew biographies; filmographies.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Robert Richardson; editor, Stu Linder; music, Mark Knopfler.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital stereo 5.1.
Language Note:
In English with optional soundtrack in French; optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Presidents > United States > Election > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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