Wag the Dog 23 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.


Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro

Conrad Brean

Denis Leary
Denis Leary

Fad King

Anne Heche
Anne Heche

Winifred Ames

Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson

Sergeant William Schumann

William H. Macy
William H. Macy

CIA Agent Charles Young

Wag the Dog Cast

Name Character
Kirsten Dunst She was 15, now 39 years old as Tracy Lime
Robert De Niro He was 54, now 78 years old as Conrad Brean
William H. Macy He was 47, now 71 years old as CIA Agent Charles Young
Dustin Hoffman He was 60, now 84 years old as Stanley Motss
Denis Leary He was 40, now 64 years old as Fad King
Anne Heche She was 28, now 52 years old as Winifred Ames
Willie Nelson He was 64, now 88 years old as Johnny Dean
Andrea Martin She was 50, now 74 years old as Liz Butsky
John Michael Higgins He was 34, now 58 years old as John Levy
Suzie Plakson She was 39, now 63 years old as Grace
Michael Belson as President
Suzanne Cryer She was 30, now 54 years old as Amy Cain
Jason Cottle He was 26, now 50 years old as A.D.
Craig T. Nelson He was 53, now 77 years old as Senator John Neal
James Belushi He was 43, now 67 years old as Jim Belushi
Woody Harrelson He was 36, now 60 years old as Sergeant William Schumann
Jenna Byrne She was 27, now 51 years old as Sharon

Wag the Dog Crew

Name Department
Robert Richardson as Director of Photography. He was 42 (now 66) years old Camera
Debra Zane as Casting. Production
Wynn Thomas as Production Design. Art
Jane Rosenthal as Producer. She was 41 (now 65) 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 21) years old Costume & Make-Up
Larry Beinhart as Author. He was 50 (now 74) years old Writing
Hilary Henkin as Screenplay. She was 35 (now 58) years old Writing
Robert Greenfield as Set Decoration. He was 51 (now 75) 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 78) years old Production
David Mamet as Screenplay. He was 50 (now 73) years old Writing
Ellen Chenoweth as Casting. Production
Dire Straits as Original Music Composer. Dire Straits was 20 (now 44) years old Sound
Mark Worthington as Art Direction. He was 14 (now 38) 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 (23 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