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Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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: Apparently his rotten spying bastards are better than my rotten spying bastards!
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JUMP, JIVE, 'N' WAIL
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Performed by Louis Prima, Keely Smith and The Witnesses
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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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