Wrong Is Right

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Wrong Is Right
Wrong is right.jpg
original movie poster
Directed by Richard Brooks
Produced by Richard Brooks
Andrew Fogelson
George Grenville
Screenplay by Richard Brooks
Based on The Better Angels 
by Charles McCarry
Starring Sean Connery
Music by Artie Kane
Cinematography Fred J. Koenekamp
Edited by George Grenville
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • May 14, 1982 (1982-05-14)
Running time
117 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,583,513 (Dom.)[1]

Wrong Is Right, released in the UK as The Man With the Deadly Lens, is a 1982 thriller film directed by Richard Brooks from his own script based on Charles McCarry's novel The Better Angels. The film, starring Sean Connery as TV news reporter Patrick Hale, is about the theft of two suitcase nukes, and deals with media bias, reality television, government conspiracy, and Islamic terrorism.

Plot[edit]

In the near future, violence has become something of a national sport and television news has fallen to tabloid depths. Patrick Hale (Sean Connery), a globe-trotting reporter with access to a staggering array of world leaders, has ventured to the Arab country of Hegreb to interview his old acquaintance, King Ibn Awad (Ron Moody).

Awad has learned that the President of the United States (George Grizzard) may have issued orders for his removal; as a result, Awad is apparently making arrangements to deliver two suitcase nukes to a terrorist, with the intention of detonating them in Israel and the United States, unless the President resigns.

In the intricate plot that unfolds, nothing is quite the way it seems, and Hale finds himself caught between political leaders, revolutionaries, CIA agents and other figures, trying to get to the bottom of it all.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

Rosalind Cash was nominated for an Image Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wrong is right". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved December 15, 2007. 

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