Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genre: Comedy
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Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film[1] 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.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It parodies these movies...

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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This Movie is parodied by Wag the Dog
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It refers to these movies...

Gigi

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This Movie is referred to by Wag the Dog
The inclusion of the song "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" is a reference to the plot of Gigi. The song was also played in Gigi.
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Jaws
part of Jaws

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This Movie is referred to by Wag the Dog
Stanley compares the film they are making with Jaws
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King Kong
part of King Kong

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This Movie is referred to by Wag the Dog
Stanley Motss refers to Senator Neal as Kong
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

This Movie is referred to by Wag the Dog
Stanley starts a story about the Four Horsemen from this film
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The Greatest Show on Earth

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This Movie is referred to by Wag the Dog
Stanley starts to tell a story about an elephant involving this film
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It plays these songs...

It parodies these songs...

It refers to these television series...

Howdy Doody

This Television Series is referred to by Wag the Dog
Senator Neal is compared to Howdy Doody
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I, Claudius

This Television Series is referred to by Wag the Dog
Fad King mentions this series when asked if he can speak Latin
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

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American Beauty

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This Movie refers to Wag the Dog
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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

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This Movie refers to Wag the Dog
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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This Movie refers to Wag the Dog
"What is 'Wag the Dog'?" is the answer to a Jeopardy! question mentioning Robert Deniro and Dustin Hoffman
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S1m0ne

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This Movie refers to Wag the Dog
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The Dirties

This Movie refers to Wag the Dog
Movie poster in Matt's room
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The Insider

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This Movie refers to Wag the Dog
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It is shown on these television episodes...

It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Unit:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
First Responders

This Television Episode refers to Wag the Dog
The 303rd Logistical Studies Unit is a reference to the 303 from Wag the Dog

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  6  / Episode:  13 
Wag the Hog

This Television Episode refers to Wag the Dog
The title of this episode is a reference to the film

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Wag The Dog
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