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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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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
... Marvel Sears
Randall Arney ... Sen. Quentin Sayles
... Peter Messenger
... 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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Lionel Powers: I'll see you in Hell!
Julian Messenger: I hope so, dear boy! It wouldn't be the same without you!
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DANKE SCHOEN
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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Another one of those movies I just "happened" on late one night ...
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Insomnia was acting up late one night and I started channel surfing and happened on this flick on Cinemax ... there was only about thirty minutes left of the movie but even at that point it SUCKED me right in.

It's a great flick to watch on a Sunday afternoon - watch it closely. Gabriel Byrne and Ben Kingsley are excellent. I think this was the first movie I saw Jason Lee appear in.

The multiple stories coinciding into one single story of rich scumbags tearing into other's lives for their own gain.

Illeana Douglas's character (and her husband) ... their story ... the secret histories of the rich scumbags ... a lot going on in this movie ...

HIGHLY recommend it.


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