Two girls wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

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Andrew Fleming
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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

In current day, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have still not revealed the identity of Deep Throat, their source that led to them breaking the story of the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Rewind to June 17, 1972. Friends Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo are typical fifteen year olds whose minds are preoccupied with boys, especially of the teen heartthrob variety. Arlene, who lives in the Watergate complex with her single mother, has invited Betsy over this evening to prepare Arlene's "Win a Date with Bobby Sherman" contest entry. Wandering around the complex that evening, they see a man who they don't recognize. On a class field trip to the White House the following day, they see the same man in the White House who they sort of recognize but don't know from where. He, G. Gordon Liddy, afraid that they can tie him to the Watergate break-in, decides to take decisive measures to deal with them. In this administrative high level ... Written by Huggo

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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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Ryan Reynolds (Chip) was cast at a very late stage. Andrew Fleming said: "We needed a guy and couldn't find anybody we really liked. It was very last minute. I don't even know if he read for it, but casting director Pam Dixon said, 'This guy is really good. Trust me.' It was very clear he had charisma at a young age." See more »

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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 »

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Carl Bernstein: Dick is going down. Hey, Dick is going down!
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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 »

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Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi
Written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan
Performed by Patti LaBelle
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Extraordinary satire on national denial.
14 February 2001 | by the red duchessSee 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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Official Sites:

Phoenix Pictures

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USA | Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick 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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1.85 : 1
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