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Wrong Is Right Details


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 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 mini-nuclear devices -- each about the size of a small suitcase -- 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. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi


Sean Connery
as Patrick Hale
George Grizzard
as President Lockwood
Robert Conrad
as Gen. Wombat
Katharine Ross
as Sally Blake
G.D. Spradlin
as Philandros
John Saxon
as Homer Hubbard
Henry Silva
as Rafeeq
Leslie Nielsen
as Mallory
Robert Webber
as Harvey
Rosalind Cash
as Mrs. Ford
Hardy Kruger
as Helmut Unger
Dean Stockwell
as Hacker
Ron Moody
as King Awad
David Frankham
as British Reporter
Dayna O'Brien
as President's Secretary
Alexander Zale
as Faheem
Donald Bishop
as Congressman
George Skaff
as Qadee
Barry Cahill
as Husband
Tom McFadden
as Billy Bob Harper
Tony March
as Abu
Jennifer Jason Leigh
as Young Girl
Ivy Bethune
as Housewife
Joe Whipp
as John Brown
Angelo Bertolini
as Cardinal
Keith McConnell
as Smythe
Kiva Lawrence
as Receptionist
Mickey Jones
as Gunman
Myron Natwick
as Admiral


Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks
Andrew Fogelson
Richard Brooks
Fred Koenekamp
Artie Kane
Composer (Music Score)
George Grenville
Edward C. Carfagno
Production Designer
George Grenville
Associate Producer
Ray Summers
Costume Designer