Wag the Dog 26 years old

A comedy about truth, justice and other special effects.

Wag the Dog

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.


Wag the Dog Cast

Name Character
Robert De Niro He was 54, now 80 years old as Conrad Brean
Denis Leary He was 40, now 66 years old as Fad King
Anne Heche She was 28, now 54 years old as Winifred Ames
Suzie Plakson She was 39, now 65 years old as Grace
Woody Harrelson He was 36, now 62 years old as Sergeant William Schumann
William H. Macy He was 47, now 74 years old as CIA Agent Charles Young
Dustin Hoffman He was 60, now 86 years old as Stanley Motss
Craig T. Nelson He was 53, now 80 years old as Senator John Neal
Kirsten Dunst She was 15, now 42 years old as Tracy Lime
Willie Nelson He was 64, now 91 years old as Johnny Dean
John Michael Higgins He was 34, now 61 years old as John Levy
Andrea Martin She was 50, now 77 years old as Liz Butsky
James Belushi He was 43, now 69 years old as Jim Belushi
Suzanne Cryer She was 30, now 57 years old as Amy Cain
Michael Belson as President
Jason Cottle He was 26, now 53 years old as A.D.
Jenna Byrne She was 27, now 53 years old as Sharon

Wag the Dog Crew

Name Department
Robert Richardson as Director of Photography. He was 42 (now 68) years old Camera
Debra Zane as Casting. Production
Wynn Thomas as Production Design. Art
Jane Rosenthal as Producer. She was 41 (now 67) years old Production
Stu Linder as Editor. He was 66 (74) years old when He died Editing
Rita Ryack as Costume Design. She was 2 (now 24) years old Costume & Make-Up
Larry Beinhart as Author. He was 50 (now 77) years old Writing
Hilary Henkin as Screenplay. She was 35 (now 61) years old Writing
Robert Greenfield as Set Decoration. He was 51 (now 78) years old Art
Tim Holland as Supervising Sound Editor. Sound
Ilona Herman as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Maggie Morgan as Assistant Costume Designer. Costume & Make-Up
Marjorie McCown as Assistant Costume Designer. Costume & Make-Up
Ellen Ryba as Assistant Costume Designer. Costume & Make-Up
Robert De Niro as Producer. He was 54 (now 80) years old Production
David Mamet as Screenplay. He was 50 (now 76) years old Writing
Ellen Chenoweth as Casting. Production
Dire Straits as Original Music Composer. Dire Straits was 20 (now 47) years old Sound
Mark Worthington as Art Direction. He was 14 (now 40) years old Art
Daniel C. Striepeke as Makeup Artist. He was 67 (88) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
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Wag the Dog (26 years)

A comedy about truth, justice and other special effects.

  • Release day: Thursday, December 25, 1997
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Budget: 15000000.00
  • Revenue: 64256513.00