History Film / WagTheDog

10th Aug '17 4:02:29 AM WarriorsGate
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* ShoutOut: "When the fit hits the shan" was, famously, the line that inspired Creator/RogerZelazny to write Literature/''LordOfLight''. Since a proposed film version was part of the [=CIA=] operation to rescue hostages from the Iranian embassy siege in 1979, it may be a subtle hint as to this film's real life inspiration.
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.
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