Wag the Dog/Showtime-Double Feature (1997)

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This box set consists of the following DVDs;
Wag the Dog (1997) , Showtime (2002)

Wag The Dog
From the Academy Award Winning Director of "Rain Man"-Barry Levinson. When the President of the United States is involved in a sex-scandal it is up to the White House adviser, Ronnie Bream (Robert De Niro) to cover it up. As the clock ticks, Ronnie joines forces with cutthroat Hollywood producer Stanley Moss (Dustin Hoffman) in a desperate attempt to divert the country's attention away from the President. They decide to redirect the media spotlight to a war, but lacking a real war, they create one. Acresses are called in to play pretty refugees and rock stars record stirring hit songs about freedom. "The War" saves the President in this wickedly funny political satire that couldn't have been more timely!

Veteran L.A.P.D. detective, Mitch Preston (Robert De Niro Meet The Parents), is a man of few words and even less style. But what he lacks in charisma, he makes up for in skill skill that is about to lead to one of the citys biggest ever drug busts. That is until fast-talking slow thinking police patrolman and wannabe actor, Trey Sellars (Eddie Murphy Shrek) manages to botch the entire operation. Furious about the outcome and aggravated by the television crews at the scene, Mitch shoots at a camera. Instantly he becomes a media celebrity and catches the eye of reality TV producer, Chase Renzi (Rene Russo Lethal Weapon 4). Knowing the police need some positive PR she sells the benefits of a crew following Mitch and Trey around to the Chief of Police. He agrees and instead of giving Mitch a suspension, he gives him an ultimatum: do it for the cameras or dont do it at all. Its not going to be pretty but it will be fun, when real cop Mitch is thrown into the unreal world of television complete with phoney people, bad sets and a partner who would rather act a cop than be one! Its Big Brother meets every great buddy cop movie: Lights, camera action and shoot its SHOWTIME.

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Dustin Hoffman
Robert De Niro
Anne Heche
Denis Leary
Willie Nelson
Andrea Martin
Kirsten Dunst
Eddie Murphy
Rene Russo
Frankie R. Faison
William Shatner
Directed by
Barry Levinson
Tom Dey
Mark Knopfler
Alan Silvestri
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Various 1997 184:26 (Case: 188) 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen Varies, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1
English for the Hearing Impaired
Menu Animation & Audio, Dolby Digital Trailer-Canyon, Scene Selection Anim & Audio, Featurette-On The Set, Biographies-Cast & Crew, Interviews-Cast & Crew, Audio Commentary-Barry Levinson (Director), Production Notes, Featurette-From Washington..., Theatrical Trailer-2, Main Menu Audio, Dolby Digital Trailer-Train, Biographies-Cast & Crew, Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes-5 +/- commentary, Featurette, Theatrical Trailer
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