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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,241,697 (USA) (3 September 1999)
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Most of the clothes used on the film are original polyester clothes from the 1970s. They were bought brand new from a warehouse. See more »

Goofs

Despite the movie starting in 1972 and moving into 1973, the newspaper showing the headline about the meeting with Brezhnev shows a 1974 date and a 1974 copyright line. Newspaper headlines about subsequent events in the movie have 1973 dates. See more »

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Betsy Jobs: Checkers pooped.
Rose Mary Woods: Girls, the President's dog doesn't "poop." He "does his business."
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Love's Theme
Written by Barry White
Performed by Love Unlimited Orchestra
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Universal Film & TV Music
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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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