Wrong Is Right (1982)

Wrong Is Right


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Movie Info

Based on Charles McCarry's 1979 novel The Better Angels, Wrong is Right is set in a near future in which violence has become something of a national sport and television news has fallen to tabloid depths (a significantly bigger stretch in 1982, when the film was released.) Star Sean Connery plays Patrick Hale, a globe-trotting reporter with access to a staggering array of world leaders. As the film opens, he has ventured to the Arab country of Hegreb to interview his old acquaintance, King Ibn … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Brooks
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 16, 2004
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Patrick Hale

as President Lockwood

as General Wombat

as Sally Blake

as Homer Hubbard

as Rafeeq

as TV Cameraman

as Philindros

as Harvey

as Helmut Unger

as Mrs. Ford

as King Awad

as John Brown

as Billy Bob Harper

as Housewife

as Receptionist

as Husband

as Congressman

as Woman with Dog

as Hagreb Officer

as Hagreb Doctor

as John Brown

as Defense Secretary

as TV Reporter

as British Reporter

as U.S. Reporter

as Marcus

as Guard

as Guard

as Gunman

as President's Secretar...

as Hale's Secretary

as Campaigner

as News Staff

as News Staff

as News Staff

as News Staff

as News Staff
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Critic Reviews for Wrong Is Right

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Wild proceedings are packed with convoluted intrigue.

Full Review… | April 8, 2008
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The star of Wrong Is Right is Sean Connery, giving the first uncertain performance of his otherwise exemplary career.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

The film is rather haphazard in its visual style and plotting, tallying up to a confused condemnation of our lack of morality.

Full Review… | April 8, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Wrong Is Right is a cautionary tale about amorality.

Full Review… | February 4, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

An almost prophetic comedy about political spin and the internecine battles between various intelligence agencies in the US.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Wrong Is Right

Without a doubt, one of the most prescient movies I've seen. Considering that it was made in the midst of the Cold War and it concerns oil crises and war in the Middle East, it is truly ahead of its times and right in the middle of ours. The performances are adequately hokey for the genre of satire, but too over-the-top for my taste ... esp. the opening voice over. Good social criticism, worth the time.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Most strangely prophetic movie I have ever seen. Truly horrific (funny at times) in its prescience.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Average black comedy about the TV world.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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