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Dick (1999)

 -  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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The unmaking of the president See more »

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

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$6,241,697 (USA) (3 September 1999)
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When Betsy and Arlene crank call Woodward and Bernstein, Arlene says that she is the "British Ambassador's daughter." This could be a veiled reference to Carl Bernstein's later affair with Margaret Jay, who was the daughter of British Prime Minister James Callaghan and married to the then-British Ambassador to the US (which eventually became the subject of the novel and film, "Heartburn," by Bernstein's aggrieved ex-wife, Nora Ephron). See more »

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When Nixon is making his walk to the helicopter (after he has resigned) some of the Marine honor guard are holding M16A2 rifles (you can tell by the round hand grips); they were not used by the military until the early 80's. See more »

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Arlene Lorenzo: I love Dick!
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References Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

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Coconut
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Extraordinary satire on national denial.
14 February 2001 | by (dublin, ireland) – See 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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