Wrong Is Right
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|Wrong Is Right|
original movie poster
|Directed by||Richard Brooks|
|Produced by||Richard Brooks|
|Screenplay by||Richard Brooks|
|Based on||The Better Angels|
by Charles McCarry
|Music by||Artie Kane|
|Cinematography||Fred J. Koenekamp|
|Edited by||George Grenville|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Wrong Is Right, released in the UK as The Man with the Deadly Lens, is a 1982 American comedy 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.
In the near future, violence has become something of a national sport and television news has fallen to tabloid depths. Patrick Hale, 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.
Awad has learned that the President of the United States 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.
- Sean Connery as Patrick Hale
- Robert Conrad as General Wombat
- George Grizzard as President Bedford Forrest “Frosty” Lockwood
- Katharine Ross as Sally Blake
- G.D. Spradlin as Jack Philindros
- John Saxon as Homer Hubbard
- Henry Silva as Rafeeq
- Leslie Nielsen as Franklin Mallory
- Hardy Krüger as Helmut Unger
- Robert Webber as Harvey
- Ron Moody as King Awad
- Rosalind Cash as Mrs. Ford
- Dean Stockwell as Hacker
- Jennifer Jason Leigh as Young Girl
- Mickey Jones as Gunman