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Wrong Is Right (1982)

A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads TV Newsman Patrick ... See full summary »

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President Lockwood
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Gen. Wombat
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Philindros
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Homer Hubbard
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Rafeeq
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Mallory
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Harvey
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Mrs. Ford
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Helmut Unger (as Hardy Kruger)
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Hacker
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King Awad
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Erika
Tony March ...
Abu
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Storyline

A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads TV Newsman Patrick Hale on an international chase to track them down, and uncover the twisting maze of apparent involvement of US Government agencies. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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If it doesn't happen on TV, it means nothing! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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14 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Man with the Deadly Lens  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,412,646, 16 May 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,379,569
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The screenwriters created a cast of characters which embodied the personalities of contemporary world leaders in the time that the picture was made, intended prophetically to be between the then "Now and Later." The storyline saw the characters weaving ominous plans into their insane action. These story elements were designed to be revealed with both wit and style, and what the audience is suppose to see, was meant to be both funny and scary. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double in place of Sean Connery in the opening skydiving sequence. See more »

Quotes

Young Girl: I'd rather live with the guilt than with my parents.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed in New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, New Mexico, France, Italy and Hagreb. [Hagreb is a fictional country featured in the movie, and France and Italy appear only in archive footage.] See more »

Connections

Spoofs Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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This movie will shock you with it's prophetic plot.
30 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I viewed this movie this weekend....having NO idea what the plot would be as we bought the video in a bundle at a garage sale. We were absolutely stunned as the plot unfolded to the similarities contained in the 9/11 tragedy. We even heard Bin Laden's name mentioned! I have written one other review for IMDB.... I have no idea whether you will print this comment or not....but I HAD to mention it. This movie will NOW chill the marrow of your bones. It was meant to be a comedy. Thank you for letting me release this... I had to say SOMETHING to somebody! God bless America!


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