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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.

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Andrew Fleming
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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 »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Gross USA:

$6,262,878

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,262,878
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Reynolds (Chip) was cast at a very late stage. Andrew Fleming said: "We needed a guy and couldn't find anybody we really liked. It was very last minute. I don't even know if he read for it, but Casting Director Pam Dixon said, 'This guy is really good. Trust me.' It was very clear he had charisma at a young age." See more »

Goofs

According to the director's commentary, President Richard M. 'Dick' Nixon's meeting with Leonid Brezhnev actually took place in Russia. See more »

Quotes

Bob Halderman: I have met yams with more going on upstairs than these two.
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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 »

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References Rhoda (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooked on a Feeling
Written by Francis Zambon (as Mark James)
Performed by Björn Skifs
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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Extraordinary satire on national denial.
14 February 2001 | by the red duchessSee all my reviews

'Dick' performs an important function - it strips away the quasi-Shakespearean myth that has grown up around its titular anti-hero, and shows the ignoble, slightly insane, diminished (and diminishing) cartoon beneath. 'Dick' is one of the best American satires of the last few decades, while, cherishably, remaining faithful to its genre, the teen movie - the heroines' openness, spontaneity, energy and colour is contrasted with the sleazy murk of Dick's milieu. Their rite-of-passage, as they become sexually aware young women, is linked to the final awakening of America to the dark heart seizing up at its centre. The pun on the title, therefore, is very funny, with all the priapic monuments to presidential power dotting Washington, and leads to a priceless pay-off as Dick flees, humilated , in his helicopter. For such a bleak and disillusioned film (this isn't just about one cheating leader in the past, suggesting that America would rather forget the primal scene of Watergate), it exudes vibrant good humour.


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