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Dick (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 August 1999 (USA)
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Two girls wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

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Andrew Fleming
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Betsy Jobs
Michelle Williams ... Arlene Lorenzo
Dan Hedaya ... Dick
Will Ferrell ... Bob Woodward
Bruce McCulloch ... Carl Bernstein
Teri Garr ... Helen Lorenzo
Dave Foley ... Bob Haldeman
Jim Breuer ... John Dean
Ana Gasteyer ... Rose Mary Woods
Harry Shearer ... G. Gordon Liddy
Saul Rubinek ... Henry Kissinger
Devon Gummersall ... Larry Jobs
Ted McGinley ... Roderick
Ryan Reynolds ... Chip
G.D. Spradlin ... Ben Bradlee
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Phoenix Pictures

Country:

France | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en la Casa Blanca See more »

Filming Locations:

Whitby, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,210,267, 8 August 1999

Gross USA:

$6,262,878

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,262,878
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the official positions, to which Betsy Jones (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams) were appointed, by President Richard Nixon (Dan Hedaya), were "Official White House Dog Walkers" for his dog, named "Checkers". See more »

Goofs

When Arlene is hiding under Haldeman's desk in his home, the calendar shows April. A few scenes later there is a newspaper dated March 23, 1973 announcing that the White House knew of the burglary. See more »

Quotes

Bob Woodward: [meeting Betsy and Arlene] You're Deep Throat?
Betsy Jobs: Yeah, we both are.
Bob Woodward: How old are you?
Betsy Jobs: Twenty-three.
Bob Woodward: Is that your combined ages?
Betsy Jobs: [scoffs] There's no need to be snotty.
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Crazy Credits

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD features a deleted dream sequence which apperantly happens right after Arlene burns all of her Nixon memorabilia. It basically is an extension of the first dream, with here discovering a tape recorder in Dick's back, and then dreams that he is some sort of evil being. See more »

Connections

References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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Brother Louie
Written by Errol Brown and Anthony Wilson
Performed by Stories
Courtesy of BMG Entertainment International
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Uproarious
8 August 1999 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

... for anyone old enough to have seen the Watergate hearings on television the first time around, or who still remembers people telling Bebe Rebozo jokes.

I have no idea how anyone under 35 would react, there were so few at the theatre.

Dave Foley's H.R. Haldeman haircut had me in stitches. You see his scalp; what an unexpected trip down memory lane.

Saul Rubinek was a hoot as Henry Kissinger, although he couldn't quite compare to Paul Sorvino, uncanny in that part in "Nixon".

Everyone's character seemed right on. Exaggerated of course, naturally. Even the two halves of Woodstein, a nice bit of caricature.

The two young girls -- Dunst and Williams -- are stellar. The girls' final action of the movie seemed out of character to me, but that struck the only false note I heard in this funny film.


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