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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Messenger
Ariel Powers (aka Alexi)
Rita Pascoe
Dr. Jonathon Cummings
Robin Zimmer
Mrs. Frieda Messinger
Marvel Sears
Randall Arney ...
Sen. Quentin Sayles
Peter Messenger
Sen. Condon


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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Comedy | Drama | Crime

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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)  »

Also Known As:

A tömegpusztítás fegyverei  »

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1.85 : 1
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Lionel Powers: Apparently his rotten spying bastards are better than my rotten spying bastards!
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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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a memorable film.
23 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

just because i had my caps lock on doesn't mean i'm shouting! this movie is great. it's one of a kind. i first saw it when i was a young teenager. the film has stuck with me since. it's dark, funny and i enjoyed the all star cast. check this one out if you think your life isn't going the way you want it to.its also not a well known picture, so if you can get your hands on it, i would advise you to do so. these other people don't know what they are talking about. i also think that a ten line minimum is too much. you start talking about nothing just to get your 3 line comment in. any ways keep up the good work you IMDb. you are doing a great job.

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