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Dick (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 August 1999 (USA)
Two girls 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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Comedy

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Dan Hedaya and Saul Rubinek also appeared later in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995). See more »

Goofs

The ending song is Dancing Queen, which is from '76 (released two years, one month, after the scene in question). (I don't know for sure that this counts as a goof, because it's not clear that they are listening to it (as opposed to its just being soundtrack music).) See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing Queen
Written by Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of Polar Music International A.B.
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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