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Weapons of Mass Distraction
Weapons of Mass Distraction
Actors: Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers, Jeffrey Tambor, Illeana Douglas
Director: Stephen Surjik
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 40min

Two media moguls with the world at their feet have started a no-holds-barred battle for supremacy. Their weapons: the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own. Their ammunition: blackmail, bribery, sexual man...  more »


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Actors: Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers, Jeffrey Tambor, Illeana Douglas
Director: Stephen Surjik
Creators: Alar Kivilo, Zach Staenberg, Larry Gelbart, Sean Ryerson
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/30/2005
Original Release Date: 05/17/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 05/17/1997
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Well done satire. Intelligent and engaging.
Mark Cordia | Ravena, NY | 07/24/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Kingsly and Byrne are excellent in this biting satire that often turns to black comedy in an excellent commentary on modern high-powered wheeling and dealing in the corporate world. Twists and turns galore in a tightly woven plot that promises and delivers surprise after surprise in a wonderfuly written plot. Equally engaging is the sub-plot of Mr. and Mrs. anyone caught up in the aftermath of the duel between two media mogules (hence the title).An intelligent and engaging well writen movie for those who like to think about and be caught up in their entertainment."
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Clive Beilby | 02/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie displays in graffic style the damage done to ordinary people during the high profile business "war games" played out by too wealthy businessmen. Gabriel Byrne is superb, Ben Kingsley is up to the task as his adversary. Very relevant to today's world"
One of the funniest satires I've ever seen
Hinkle Goldfarb | R.R. 1 Highway 162, Butte City, California | 11/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you want to see one of the best, maybe the best, satire on the media (maybe topping even "Network"?), then this movie is for you. Don't miss it. I swear, a number of times I laughed so hard I cried."