Weapons Of Mass Distraction

1997, Movie, R, 103 mins

This flawed made-for-cable feature takes a darkly humorous look at the rivalry betwen media moguls Rupert Murdoch and Ted Turner.

Competing to buy a pro-football team, egotistical multi-millionaires Lionel Powers (Gabriel Byrne) and Julian Messenger (Ben Kingsley) use dirty tricks--including blackmail and lewd disclosures to a tabloid TV show--to undermine each other's efforts. Unable to solve their problem during a meeting in the desert, their war gets personal: Messenger's son and grandson are slammed with sex-assault raps and Powers' wife Ariel (Mimi Rogers) is revealed publicly to be a transsexual male prostitute; Messenger even threatens to disclose informa...

Released: 1997 Rated: R Length: 103 mins

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