A political spin doctor conspires with a Hollywood director to create the illusion that the country's at war in order to take the public's attention away from the President's sex scandal. Does life really imitate art?
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Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull," "Godfather: Part II") and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman ("Rain Man," "Kramer vs. Kramer") star in a tale of politics, power and Hollywood so outrageous it could be true! Two weeks before re-election, the President of the United States is accused of accosting a girl scout. Before the news reaches the media, his advisors call in a political consultant specializing in image rescues. What to do? Hire a Hollywood producer to create a war -- distracting public attention from the scandal and rallying Americans to their President in surge of patriotic fever. Also starring Denis Leary, Kirsten Dunst and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winner Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," TV's "Homicide: Life on the Street"). Based on the novel American Hero by Larry Beinhart.
After being caught in a scandalous situation days before the election, the president does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected. One of his advisors (Deniro) contacts a top hollywood producer (Hoffman) in order to manufacture a war in Albania that the president can heroically end, all through mass media. Political satire.
After being caught in a scandal days before the election, the president doesn't seem to have a chance of being re-elected, until one of his advisors contacts a top Hollywood producer to manufacture a fake war that the president can heroically end.
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