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Wrong Is Right (1982)

A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads television newsman ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Patrick Hale
... President Lockwood
... Gen. Wombat
... Sally Blake
... Philindros
... Homer Hubbard
... Rafeeq
... Mallory
... Harvey
... Mrs. Ford
... Helmut Unger (as Hardy Kruger)
... Hacker
... King Awad
Cherie Michan ... Erika
Tony March ... Abu
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A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads television newsman Patrick Hale on an international chase to track them down, and uncover the twisting maze of apparent involvement of U.S. Government agencies. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Patrick Hale was invented for television. He's a superstar TV reporter whose special news broadcasts reach a billion people every day. And in the past ten hours, he has uncovered the most incredible story of his career. The bad news is: it involves the President, Vice-President, Director of the CIA, a trigger-happy general, an Arab terrorist, a European arms dealer, religious fanatics, and the result may be World War III. The good news is: his ratings are going through the roof. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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14 May 1982 (USA)  »

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The Man with the Deadly Lens  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,412,646, 16 May 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,379,569
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Trivia

First theatrical movie from Director Richard Brooks since Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double in place of Sean Connery in the opening skydiving sequence. See more »

Quotes

President Lockwood: ...and that's it, all of it.
Patrick Hale: Everything?
President Lockwood: Except for some things.
Patrick Hale: What things?
President Lockwood: Things I can't talk about.
Patrick Hale: Why?
President Lockwood: Executive privilege.
Patrick Hale: To withhold information?
President Lockwood: Even from Congress, from the courts.
Patrick Hale: Mr. President, according to the law, we're supposed to be equal.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed in New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, New Mexico, France, Italy and Hagreb. [Hagreb is a fictional country featured in the movie, and France and Italy appear only in archive footage.] See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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This movie will shock you with it's prophetic plot.
30 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I viewed this movie this weekend....having NO idea what the plot would be as we bought the video in a bundle at a garage sale. We were absolutely stunned as the plot unfolded to the similarities contained in the 9/11 tragedy. We even heard Bin Laden's name mentioned! I have written one other review for IMDB.... I have no idea whether you will print this comment or not....but I HAD to mention it. This movie will NOW chill the marrow of your bones. It was meant to be a comedy. Thank you for letting me release this... I had to say SOMETHING to somebody! God bless America!


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