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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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Dr. Jonathon Cummings
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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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A tömegpusztítás fegyverei  »

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Lionel Powers: Apparently his rotten spying bastards are better than my rotten spying bastards!
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(REPRISE)
Written by Norman Newell, Riziero Ortolani, Nino Olivero and Marcello Ciorciolino
Performed by Patrick Tuzzolino
Courtesy of Skywriter Productions, Inc.
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funny
16 October 2002 | by (Antarctica) – See all my reviews

I liked the fact that this satire became more and more outlandish & soap opera-esque as it continued - reading one of the other user comments, it would appear not everyone got this...

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