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Dick (1999)

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


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

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Release Date:

4 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en la Casa Blanca  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,210,267 (USA) (6 August 1999)


$6,241,697 (USA) (3 September 1999)

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Director Andrew Fleming wanted the feel of a 1970s movie and tried to frame scenes as he thought they might have been framed in a comedy from that era. He also used analog tape editing tools, rather than digital, to maintain this feel. See more »


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Overlooked and hilarious
15 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a huge bomb when it came out in 1999--it was badly advertised and disappeared quickly. That's a shame because it's a very fun movie. If ever a film should be rediscovered, it's this one. Two very dumb teenage girls (beautifully played by Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams) in the early 70s, get separated from their tour of the White House, and accidentally meet Nixon. They start walking his dog Checkers and, inadvertently, discover all about Watergate without even knowing it! It sounds silly (and it is) but damned if it doesn't work! Dunst and Williams are totally believable (and very lovable) as the teenagers. Dan Hedaya does a perfect interpretation of Nixon. As for everybody else, I couldn't tell you. I'm no whiz on Watergate and who Nixon's staff was in the 70s. But the script is sharp, everyone has wonderful comic timing and the best bits were done by Will Ferrell and Bruce McCulloch who make Woodward and Bernstein out to be total idiots. Also an excellent selection of 70s songs which always complement the action. The final gag played on Nixon is uproarious! Well worth watching.

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