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Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)

Two media moguls get into a nasty power struggle for the ownership of a pro football team which takes a drastic effect on their personal and professional lives.

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Julian Messenger
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Ariel Powers (aka Alexi)
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Sen. Condon
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Two media moguls vie for ownership of a pro football team, at first they play by their own rules of fair game but then it gets dirty. In an attempt to out do one another each one makes it more personal as their own greed and ambition takes their toll on their families, companies and employees. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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Rated R for language, sexuality, and depiction of a suicide | See all certifications »
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17 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Ariel Powers: There's lots more to try. The Emperor Tiberius didn't start nibbling little boys until he was well into his seventies. If it would make you happy, I would gladly provide you with a playpen full of toddlers.
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Written by Norman Newell, Riziero Ortolani, Nino Olivero and Marcello Ciorciolino
Performed by Vic Damone
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Larry Gelbart!
22 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The writer Larry Gelbart has to be one of the greatest talents of several generations.

Why isn't he a household name?

Check his CV - and if you're over 35 you'll have been entertained by his narrative, his humour, his wit. He's tickled you. And at the same time made you think.

That's when you should get an Oscar. When you can make someone laugh and think at the same time. That's really good writing. Really good thinking.

Thanks for being a really good thinker Larry.


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