- Date: December 17, 1997
- Type: Movie
This Movie is shown on Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special part of Mystery Science Theater 30
A clip from the film is shown in this TV special
Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film where a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer fabricate a war to distract voters from a presidential sex scandal. It was produced and directed by Barry Levinson, and starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero.