Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog
Directed By Barry Levinson
Screenplay By Hilary Henkin, David Mamet
Cast Dustin Hoffman, Anne Heche, Robert De Niro, Kirsten Dunst
Produced By Barry Levinson, Robert De Niro
Film Editing By Stu Linder
Cinematography By Robert Richardson
Music By Mark Knopfler

United States



Release Date

December 17, 1997


97 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

New Line Cinema

Budget $15,000,000
Gross $64,256,513



  • Dustin Hoffman as Stanley Motss
  • Robert De Niro as Conrad Brean
  • Anne Heche as Winifred Ames
  • Denis Leary as Fad King
  • Willie Nelson as Johnny Dean
  • Andrea Martin as Liz Butsky
  • Kirsten Dunst as Tracy Lime
  • William H. Macy as Agent Charles Young
  • John Michael Higgins as John Levy
  • Suzie Plakson as Grace
  • Woody Harrelson as Sgt. William "The Old Shoe" Schumann
  • Michael Belson as The President
  • Suzanne Cryer as Amy Cain
  • Jason Cottle as A.D.
  • David Koechner as The Director
  • Craig T. Nelson as Senator John Neal



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