Two weeks prior to reelection, the United States president lands in the middle of a sex scandal. In need of outside help to quell the situation, presidential adviser Winifred Ames (Anne Heche) enlists the expertise of spin doctor Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro), who decides a distraction is the best course of action. Brean approaches Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) to help him fabricate a war in Albania -- and once underway, the duo has the media entirely focused on the war.
Director: Barry Levinson
Producer: Michael De Luca, Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson, Eric McLeod, Claire Rudnick Polstein, Jane Rosenthal and Ezra Swerdlow
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Michael Belson, Suzanne Cryer, John Higgins, Suzie Plakson, Kirsten Dunst and William Macy