Wrong Is Right

Synopsis: A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads TV Newsman Patrick Hale on an international chase to track them down, and uncover the twisting maze of apparent involvement of US Government agencies.
Director(s): Richard Brooks
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
38%
R
Year:
1982
117 min
10 Views

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[SATELLITE BEEPING]

[]

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

was filled

with incredible machines

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

whose telescopic eyes and ears

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

witnessed

our most sensitive secrets...

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

information that could,

and did,

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

change the fate of nations.

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

It was a time

when no one on Earth

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

could hide from technology.

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

No people, no continent,

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

no one was safe

from spy satellites.

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

It all could have happened

in the recent past...

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

or the present...

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

or even in the near future.

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

But it didn't.

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

It did happen

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

in that elusive time

between now and later,

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

that time when dark is light,

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

when down is up,

when foul is fair,

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

when...

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

[MUSIC SWELLS]

MAN:

It was a time when outer space

Get the money!

Get the money!

Get the money!

Get the money!

Get the money!

Get the money!

Oh!

Get the money!

[WHISTLE BLOWING]

Get the money!

[TIRES SQUEALING]

[WHISTLE BLOWING]

[GUNFIRE]

[TV PLAYING]

[GUNFIRE]

Harry?

Touchdown!

Ma'am, how long

Touchdown!

have you wanted

to kill him?

Touchdown!

I don't know.

Touchdown!

Years, I guess.

Touchdown!

Every night,

he comes home,

Touchdown!

same thing--

on with the TV.

Touchdown!

Football,

basketball,

Touchdown!

boxing, beer.

Touchdown!

Missus, you okay?

Touchdown!

Feeling a lot better,

now, huh?

Touchdown!

Ever so.

Touchdown!

This won't

inspire you

Touchdown!

to shoot

your real husband, hmm?

Touchdown!

No, Mr. Hale, not

if I can do it here.

Touchdown!

Then it was worth

the $400 fee?

Touchdown!

Oh, yes.

Touchdown!

Tonight our special report

comes to you

from the Happy Farm,

Tonight our special report

the latest craze

sweeping New York.

Tonight our special report

Here, for a price,

Tonight our special report

you can safely work out

your fantasies of violence.

Tonight our special report

Here, you can murder

your father or your mother,

Tonight our special report

or even both,

Tonight our special report

which is easily

the most popular crime

Tonight our special report

on the program.

Tonight our special report

And how are you going

to kill your folks, Miss?

Tonight our special report

Poison.

Tonight our special report

I can't stand

blood.

Tonight our special report

Why do you hate them?

Tonight our special report

Oh, I don't.

Tonight our special report

It's...

it's just that

Tonight our special report

they're, you know,

useless.

Tonight our special report

Don't you feel guilty?

Tonight our special report

I'd rather live

with the guilt

Tonight our special report

than with my parents.

Tonight our special report

What if they're watching

this broadcast?

Tonight our special report

Oh, God...

Tonight our special report

I hope so.

Tonight our special report

Is it entertainment

or therapy?

Tonight our special report

Is violence becoming

the national pastime?

Tonight our special report

Is murder as American

as apple pie?

Tonight our special report

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Charles McCarry

Charles McCarry (born 1930 in Massachusetts) is an American writer, primarily of spy fiction, and a former undercover operative for the Central Intelligence Agency who The Wall Street Journal described in 2013 as the dean of American spy writers; The New Republic magazine calls him "poet laureate of the CIA."; and Otto Penzler says he has produced some "poetic masterpieces." William Zinsser calls him a "political novelist:"Jonathan Yardley, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Washington Post, calls him a "'serious' novelist" whose work may include "the best novel ever written about life in high-stakes Washington, DC." more…

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