I've watched this movie a few times over the last few months during it's current engagement on HBO. I saw it a couple times back in the 90's as well, but i was a kid and didn't fully understand it. Not that it's complex or anything, it just i was probably 12 or 13 when i saw it and didn't understand nor really give a fuck about political spin. I just thought at most it was a mildly funny movie with a lot of recognizable actors in it. Didn't consider it a great film but i do now. I watch it now and it's a pretty special underrated film. Especially how DeNiro's character hits the nail on the head about the future of war, media manipulation, the cold reality behind the over the top satire, and the irony at the end. The acting is great in it, especially from Dustin Hoffman. The one thing about it that was too silly was the idea that the President's seat could be saved with anything when there was a sex scandal involving a girl scout out there..the makers overcooked the scandal but overall great film. Also reminds me of how cute Anne Heche was in the 90's. Thoughts on this film? Anybody see it when they were younger and revisited again when they were older with different feelings? I know it's always been considered a good film but i'm surprised it's not referenced very often.