Wag the Dog (1997) Poster



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King Kong (1933)
Dustin Hoffman referes to the Craig Nelson character by referring to Kong.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Manipulation of the so-called "public opinion".
The Howdy Doody Show (1947) (TV Series)
Craig Nelson is compared to Howdy Doody.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Dustin Hoffman begins to tell an anecdote about DeMille and an elephant but doesn't finish his thought.
Moby Dick (1956)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Hoffman anecdotedly referes to an incomplete story about the Horsemen.
The Green Berets (1968)
A parody of the Barry Sandler ballad is used by Hoffmann in his propoganda campaign
Jaws (1975)
Stanley compares fictional film they're making with the delayed appearance of the shark in "Jaws."
I, Claudius (1976) (TV Mini-Series)
Dennis Leary recites the title when asked if he can speak Latin.
Network (1976)
Capricorn One (1977)
ABC News Nightline (1980) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Macy About Mamet (1998) (Video)
Short dvd extra relating to this film and included on the DVD
From Washington to Hollywood ...And Back (1998) (Video)
Short dvd extra relating to this film and included on the DVD for it.
Wag the Dog: On the Set (1998) (Video)
B-roll behind-the-scenes film footage of the filming of this motion picture.
Chicago Hope: Wag the Doc (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain: Wag the Mouse (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Insider (1999)
Ausverkauft! (1999) (Short)
Labyrinten: Episode #1.4 (2000) (TV Episode)
Signage visible in video store window
Hollywood Remembers Dustin Hoffman (2000) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: Reese Witherspoon/Alicia Keys (2001) (TV Episode)
Title listed on Anne Heche's resume during Celebrity Jeopardy!
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.4 (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin Pollak.
S1m0ne (2002)
Les mercredis de l'histoire: Dark Side of the Moon (2002) (TV Episode)
music reference "we guard the american border..."
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary (2003) (TV Special)
title mentioned
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
The Jeopardy "answer" on the tv screen mentions a 1997 film starring Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman; clearly the question would be "What is Wag the Dog?"
The Unit: First Responders (2006) (TV Episode)
"303rd Logistical Studies Unit"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.62 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $4,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
Phil Prince calls "State of Play" this movie for the YouTube generation
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Semifinal 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "American Dramatists"
De Wereld Draait Door: Episode #6.156 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mulder refers to this film.
The Dirties (2013)
Poster is shown in Matt's room.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tom Selleck/Anne Heche/Marlon James/Kate Pierson (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Anne Heche
Saturday Night Live: Donald Trump/Sia (2015) (TV Episode)
Fake adult title mentioned during Ex-Porn Stars sketch: "Wag the Dong"
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.5 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ondrej Ruml.
The Wizard of Lies: Cast Interviews (2017) (Video)
Director Barry Levinson mentions how he has worked with actor Robert de Niro three or four times.
DVTV: Zuzana Majerová Zahradníková (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Zuzana Majerová Zahradníková.
DVTV: Jakub Michálek (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jakub Michálek.


Gigi (1958)
"Thank Heaven for Little Girls" sung by Chevalier heard in satirical promo suggesting a sexual innuendo on the President
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) (TV Series)

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best Films of 1997 (1998) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #3 pick; Ebert's #10 pick.
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (1998) (TV Special)
Features clips from this film.
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
From Washington to Hollywood ...And Back (1998) (Video)
Shows movie clips from.
If We Picked the Winners (1998) (TV Special)
Clips are shown for all the major Oscar nominees.
Hollywood's Top Ten: All About Politics (2011) (TV Episode)


Spoofed in 

Bob's Burgers: Wag the Hog (2016) (TV Episode)
Episode title

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