History Film / WagTheDog

25th Feb '17 6:30:27 PM danixdefcon5
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*** The farmer that rescues them after the plane crash actually turns out to be an illegal immigrant. The next scene shows him being fast-tracked into US Citizenship.
22nd Jan '17 5:29:35 PM Mdumas43073
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''Wag the Dog'' is a 1997 political {{black comedy}} film, cowritten by Creator/DavidMamet and directed by Barry Levinson.

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''Wag the Dog'' is a 1997 political {{black comedy}} film, cowritten co-written by Creator/DavidMamet and directed by Barry Levinson.
22nd Jan '17 5:29:03 PM Mdumas43073
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''Wag the Dog'' is a 1997 political film, cowritten by Creator/DavidMamet and directed by Barry Levinson.

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''Wag the Dog'' is a 1997 political {{black comedy}} film, cowritten by Creator/DavidMamet and directed by Barry Levinson.
22nd Jan '17 5:28:20 PM Mdumas43073
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''Wag the Dog'' is a 1997 political film, directed by Barry Levinson. The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.

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''Wag the Dog'' is a 1997 political film, cowritten by Creator/DavidMamet and directed by Barry Levinson. Levinson.

The President of the United States (Michael Belson) is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.


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10th Dec '16 4:53:01 AM eroock
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original novel, ''American Hero'', involved UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush starting the actual UsefulNotes/GulfWar, scripted by Hollywood screenwriters with Saddam Hussein agreeing to it in exchange for secret payments and the boost to his reputation for fighting America.
10th Dec '16 4:51:10 AM eroock
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->''"Why does a dog wag its tail? Because a dog is smarter than its tail. If the tail were smarter, the tail would wag the dog."''

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->''"Why does a dog wag its tail? Because a dog is smarter than its tail. \\
If the tail were smarter, the tail would wag the dog."''
10th Dec '16 4:50:50 AM eroock
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10th Dec '16 4:50:05 AM eroock
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10th Dec '16 4:46:50 AM eroock
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'''''Wag the Dog''''' is a 1997 political film, directed by Barry Levinson. The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.

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'''''Wag ''Wag the Dog''''' Dog'' is a 1997 political film, directed by Barry Levinson. The President of the United States is caught making sexual advances to an underage "[[ScoutOut Firefly Girl]]" (the fictional equivalent of a Girl Scout). His timing could not be worse, as there is a presidential election coming up. Presidential aide Winifred Ames (Creator/AnneHeche) and professional spin doctor Conrad Brean (Creator/RobertDeNiro) are tasked with taking the public attention away from the scandal.
9th Dec '16 10:27:12 PM GonzoLink
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* ExecutiveMeddling: An In-Universe example. During the filming of the fake footage of the Albanian war, Motts wants to have the refugee holding a calico kitten as she's seen "escaping", but when the President is informed of this during filming he insists for whatever reason that the kitten be white. Motts is less than pleased to say the least.
--> '''Motts:''' [[LampshadeHanging I hate it when they start to meddle.]] [[TranquilFury Can we have a white one please, he wants a white one...]]
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