Weapons of Mass Distraction

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Weapons of Mass Distraction ★★ 1997 (R)

Two megalomanical multimedia tycoons set out to destroy each other in this black comedy. Lionel Powers (Byrne) wants to buy pro football's Tucson Titans and so does his archrival Julian Messenger (Kingsley). So there's bribery and blackmail and airing of dirty family laundry all over the place. No heroes here but occassionally some sharp satire. 105m/C VHS, DVD . Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers, Jeffrey Tambor, Illeana Douglas, Paul Mazursky, Kathy Baker, Chris Mulkey, R. Lee Ermey, Caroline Aaron, Jason Lee, Christina Pickles; D: Stephen Surjik; W: Larry Gelbart; C: Alar Kivilo; M: Don Davis. CABLE