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Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Crime  -  17 May 1997 (USA)
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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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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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Lionel Powers: I'll see you in Hell!
Julian Messenger: I hope so, dear boy! It wouldn't be the same without you!
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DANKE SCHOEN
Written by Kurt Schwabach, Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler) and Bert Kaempfert
Performed by Wayne Newton
Courtesy of Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc.
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Not "The Player", but still entertaining
29 December 1999 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I rented this film because Ben Kinsley is was of my favorite actors of the present time. I thought the acting was funny and smart, the dialogue delicious, and the humour extremely dark. It's not the best film or television movie ever made, but it was entertaining and kept my interest. I wouldn't recommend this film to everyone, but it was one of the brightest and most refreashing films I've seen from HBO.


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