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Dick (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 August 1999 (USA)
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Two girls wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Director:

Andrew Fleming
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Betsy Jobs
Michelle Williams ... Arlene Lorenzo
Dan Hedaya ... Dick
Will Ferrell ... Bob Woodward
Bruce McCulloch ... Carl Bernstein
Teri Garr ... Helen Lorenzo
Dave Foley ... Bob Haldeman
Jim Breuer ... John Dean
Ana Gasteyer ... Rose Mary Woods
Harry Shearer ... G. Gordon Liddy
Saul Rubinek ... Henry Kissinger
Devon Gummersall ... Larry Jobs
Ted McGinley ... Roderick
Ryan Reynolds ... Chip
G.D. Spradlin ... Ben Bradlee
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Storyline

Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal. Written by Anonymous

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The unmaking of the president See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, drug content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Phoenix Pictures

Country:

France | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en la Casa Blanca See more »

Filming Locations:

Whitby, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,210,267, 8 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,241,697, 5 September 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the official positions, to which Betsy Jones (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams) were appointed, by President Richard Nixon (Dan Hedaya), were "Official White House Dog Walkers" for his dog, named "Checkers". See more »

Goofs

In the Watergate break-in scene, the camera is making the distinctive sounds of an auto-advance mechanism, but the photographer is manually advancing the film. Plus, there is no mechanism attached to the camera. See more »

Quotes

Arlene Lorenzo: How dare those people treat us like we're stupid teenage girls.
Betsy Jobs: We are stupid teenage girls.
Arlene Lorenzo: No. We're human beings, and we're American citizens. And four score and seven years ago our forefathers... did something.
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Crazy Credits

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD features a deleted dream sequence which apperantly happens right after Arlene burns all of her Nixon memorabilia. It basically is an extension of the first dream, with here discovering a tape recorder in Dick's back, and then dreams that he is some sort of evil being. See more »

Connections

References Coleslaw Warehouse (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Loco-Motion
Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin
Performed by Grand Funk Railroad
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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** Great Soundtrack ** Great Acting ** Best if you're over 35**

I just saw this movie for the first time today and I was so absolutely impressed how FUN it was. The absurd explanations as to what 'may' have gone on during the Watergate scandal?! funny funny funny! Michelle Williams I was particularly impressed with. Her fumbling 15 year old quirks and adolescent insecurities were right on target and I really connected with her character. Myself being only about 9 years old when Watergate happened, I even found myself 'googling' the actual trial and the *real* facts just to re-familiarize myself with what now just seems a sort of faded time warp. Reading the *real* events I found myself feeling patriotic remembering a time that seemed so long ago (Vietnam etc.) but then sadly realizing here we are right smack dab doing what we thought we'd never repeat. (Iraq). But hey, this is supposed to be a Positive review of the film so lets get back on the soul train. I have to say I LOVED the soundtrack!!!! each song was a total flashback of my childhood. "Popcorn" by Hot Butter - "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Suede - "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone - and esp "Loves Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra with that sexy unforgettable wakka wakka guitar sound and sadly outdated violin orchestra. Do yourself a favor. Rent this film if you want to enjoy a 90 minute flashback of a very clever send up of of real event. 9 out of 10


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