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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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He was tricky. They were better. See more »

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

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4 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en la Casa Blanca  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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Will Ferrell tells Bruce McCulloch he "smells like cabbage," a reference to one of McCulloch's most famous characters on "The Kids In The Hall" See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is set in 1972-73, Betsy's family is seen driving in a 1975 model Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon. See more »

Quotes

Betsy Jobs: What are you doing?
Chip: Beer Bong?
Betsy Jobs: I'm definitely tripping already... heavily.
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References Coleslaw Warehouse (1992) 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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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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