R | | Comedy, Drama
Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.
The film's closing credits declare that the picture was: "Filmed on location in LOS ANGELES, CA, BAKERSFIELD, CA, and WASHINGTON, D.C."
Conrad 'Connie' Brean:
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
At the end of the film, when the Secret Service escorts Stanley to his car, one of the men repeatedly tries to open the car door, but it has been accidentally locked.
Dustin Hoffman's main title credit is faded in over a close up of a vacuum cleaner.
$7,778,122 (USA) (11 January 1998)
$43,022,524 (USA) (3 May 1998)