Wrong Is Right
Columbia Tristar DVD Clearance Sale (series)
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Korean
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 16, 2004
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Sean Connery, Robert Conrad & George Grizzard|
|Performer:||Hardy Krüger, Ron Moody, Leslie Nielsen, G.D. Spradlin, Rosalind Cash, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Henry Silva, Katharine Ross, John Saxon, Robert Webber & Dean Stockwell|
|Directed by||Richard Brooks|
|Screenwriting by||Richard Brooks|
|Composition by||Artie Kane|
|Produced by||Richard Brooks|
|Director of Photography:||Fred J. Koenekamp|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean Connery stars as globe-trotting ace TV news reporter Patrick Hale, who is on the trail of a terrorist offering the sale of a nuclear bomb to a Mid-East oil country. Hale juggles Arab sheiks and international intelligence agents to get at the story. Meanwhile, the President (George Grizzard) tries to convince the public there is no bomb to save his career, while his main opponent in the upcoming election tries to buy the bomb to prove it exists and discredit the President, and General Wombat (Robert Conrad) wants to just bomb the whole Middle East. The frenzied plot is hilarious, yet its close parallels to today's front page news add an ominous element of fright.
- Shot on location in New York; Washington, DC; Texas; New Mexico; France and Italy with Panavision equipment. Color by Metrocolor.
- Special thanks to: Dr. Ivan Catton and Dr. Gerald C. Pomraning (Nuclear Research Advisors) and the SONY Corp. of America
- Titles and opticals by Pacific Titles; title and montage design by George Grenville.
- Additional cast: Tony March (Abu), Cherie Michan (Erika), Marianne Marks (Suzy), Ivy Bethune (Housewife), and Tom McFadden (Billy Bob Harper).
- Additional credits: Lillian Barb (hairstylist) and Joan Biel (music editor).
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 17 ratings.
A POLITICAL SATIRE CAN OIFTEN PROVE TO BE A TOUGH SELL FOR A STUDIO, FOR IT'S DIFFIUCULT TO GAUGE THE AUDIENCE REACTION, EVEN WITH CAREFULLY SCREENED PREVIEWS. NONETHELESS, RICHARD BROOKS' WRONG IS RIGHT HAS SURVIVED THE TEST OF TIME IN THE 3O PLUS YEARS SINCE ITS ORIGINAL RELEASE, EVEN TO THE POINT OF BEING PROPHETIC IN SOME WAYS. SEAN CONNERY IS THE FILM'S ANCHOR AS GLOBE-TREKKING REPORTER PATRICK HALE WHO UNCOVERS AN APOCALYPTIC CONSPIRACY INVOLVING TWO 'SUITCASES' HOUSING NUCLEAR WEAPONS, ONE TARGETED FOR THE FOR JERUSALEM, AND ONE FOR THE U.S. THE FOCUS IS ARAB PRINCE RON MOODY WHO, APART FROM THE OBVIOUS LURE OF OIL, IS THE OBJECT OF SOME OMINOUS MALEFACTIONS FROM DIVERSE ORIGINS: FROM OPPORTUNISTIC PRESIDENT GEOIRGE GRIZZARD AND PREDECESSOR AND NEW CHALLENGER LESLIE NIELSEN, TERRORIST LEADER HENRY SILVA, ULTRA-RIGHT WING MILITARY MOGUL ROBERT CONRAD, DUPLICITOUS YET SYMPATHETIC C.I.A. CHIEF G.D. SPRADLIN, STATE DEPARTMENT REP JOHN SAXON TO SEVERAL OTHER OF A MORE INSULAR NATURE BUT ULTIMATELY LOYAL TO THE PRESIDENT, NOTABLY VP ROSALIND CASH AND CHIEF OF STAFF DEAN STOCKWELL. BROOKS CHARACTERIZES CONNERY'S WORLDLY RERPORTER AS ONE WITH IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO VIRTUALLY ANYONE ON THE WORLD SCENE AND IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FILM, IT'S AN INSPIRED MOVE TO THE EXTENT THAT IT MANEUVERS THE FILM'S THROUGH ITS MORE COMPLEX MOSAIC. KATHERINE ROSS IS NOTABLE AS A MYSTERY WOMAN WHO REVEALS A STARTLING FACET TO HER BACKGROUND, HARDY KRUGER PROJECTS THE PROPER CHARISMA AS THE SULTAN AMONG GLOBAL ARMS MERCHANTS ANBD CHERIE MICAN IS ALLURING YET DEADLY AS A TERRORIST ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE IS SHADOWING ROSS AT A CLIMACTIC PASSAGE. PTOPHETIC YET ENTERTAINING WITH AN INSPIRED CAST, HERALDED BY SEAN CONNERY, WRONG IS RIGHT, IN THE CURRENT GLOBAL SPHERE, COULD PROVOKE THE VIEWER TO SOME SERIOUS REFLECTIONS ON THE CURRENT WORLD SCENE...
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