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Wag the Dog

This prescient film from late 1997 predates Monica Lewinsky's appearance on the American political landscape by mere weeks, and as a result gains unintentional context. The President is caught in a dalliance with a young girl, and his advisors start a phony television war ("A pageant," says Robert De Niro) in order to distract the public's attention until the election. Often funny, but played straight, much like Kubrick's Strangelove (which is still a better politcal farce by far). Platinum series extras, good street price.

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