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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Prescient Political Satire 'Wrong is Right' with Sean Connery

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 12, 2012 at 2:29PM

More Movies You Never Heard Of! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing Richard Brooks' political satire "Wrong Is Right," starring Sean Connery.
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Sean Connery in "Wrong Is Right"
Sean Connery in "Wrong Is Right"

More Movies You Never Heard Of! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing Richard Brooks' political satire "Wrong Is Right," starring Sean Connery. 

Movies set in the near future are sometimes rendered moot by subsequent events, but Richard Brooks' bizarrely prescient political satire makes more sense in a post 9/11 world than it did in 1982. Only nominally based on Charles McCarry's espionage novel "The Better Angels", this adaptation takes a comparatively minor character, newshound Patrick Hale, and inflates him to media hero status worthy of star Sean Connery, heading a large cast of familiar faces.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.