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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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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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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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1.85 : 1
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When Helen and Roderick tell Arlene how they met they talk about how they literally crashed into each other and how they said to each other "your peanut butter is in my chocolate and your chocolate is in my peanut butter". This is a reference to the 1970's commercials for Reese Peanut Butter Cups which told us how they were invented. See more »


When the girls first meet President Nixon there is a conversation about the Vietnam War. They say to blame Johnson and someone says that he is dead and someone else says thank God. Johnson died in January 1973 and the scene was supposed to be right after the break in which was June 1972. See more »


Arlene Lorenzo: So you really think that my dad could be alive?
Betsy Jobs: Alive and famous! It makes perfect sense, he was probably married or something and your mom had to keep it a secret to protect his reputation. I mean, he's probably out there right now, his heart breaking because he can't reach out to the one person who truly maters to him. His darling daughter.
Arlene Lorenzo: My life is so tragic!
Betsy Jobs: Or it could be worse! What if... years from now you get married and find out that your finacee's dad is your dad, too, and you two ...
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** Great Soundtrack ** Great Acting ** Best if you're over 35**
13 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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