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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Powers
Julian Messenger
Ariel Powers (aka Alexi)
Alan Blanchard
Rita Pascoe
Dr. Jonathon Cummings
Jerry Pascoe
Billy Paxton
Robin Zimmer
Phillip Messenger
Mrs. Frieda Messinger
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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 »




Release Date:

17 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A tömegpusztítás fegyverei  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Courtesy of Aria Music Co. and Budd Music Corp.
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a memorable film.
23 October 2006 | by 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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