Wrong Is Right

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Perhaps the oddest major Hollywood feature of 1982. Veering wildly between a quite well-written satire on the contemporary American political scene and a very ham-fisted nuclear blackmail thriller, its sheer eccentricity is quite engaging. Connery is excellent as a superstar TV reporter, but he deserves a better plot; and the adulation his character receives from Arab leaders seems as ridiculous as his network's apparently effortless ability to transmit live anywhere, any time. Writer/director Brooks is on stronger ground when tilting at the extraordinary contradictions in America's political morality, but his one major coup is to demonstrate just how good a TV performer Connery could indeed be.

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Release details

118 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
Sean Connery
George Grizzard
Robert Conrad
Katharine Ross
GD Spradlin
John Saxon
Henry Silva
Leslie Nielsen
Robert Webber
Rosalind Cash
Hardy Krüger
Dean Stockwell
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