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Vice (2018)

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The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director:

Adam McKay

Writer:

Adam McKay
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 132 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Dick Cheney
Amy Adams ... Lynne Cheney
Steve Carell ... Donald Rumsfeld
Sam Rockwell ... George W. Bush
Alison Pill ... Mary Cheney
Eddie Marsan ... Paul Wolfowitz
Justin Kirk ... Scooter Libby
LisaGay Hamilton ... Condoleezza Rice
Jesse Plemons ... Kurt
Bill Camp ... Gerald Ford
Don McManus ... David Addington
Lily Rabe ... Liz Cheney
Shea Whigham ... Wayne Vincent
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... George Tenet
Tyler Perry ... Colin Powell
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Governor George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive resume includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. Written by Jwelch5742

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Some Vices Are More Dangerous Than Others. (Australian release poster) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Christian Bale and Amy Adams previously worked together in The Fighter (2010) and American Hustle (2013). See more »

Goofs

In the middle of the movie, the Cheneys are said to raise Golden Retrievers. The two dogs shown with them are Labrador Retrievers. See more »

Quotes

Lynne Cheney: My sweet Richard. Dance'd nimbly round the king's hearth thou hath. Even whilst clamored I for more, more! Parched maw craned towards the drip, drip of imagined waters. But I say to you now, rest, retire. Thou hast honored thy vows to wife and crown.
Dick Cheney: Has blindness usurped vision in you, my wife? No mere treaty is our union. Thou shared thy torch's flame with mine. Revealing halls and spires of long faded empires. And now, I may hold aloft mine own fiery cresset. And make flesh our bond of power...
Lynne Cheney:
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until 12 minutes in. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: And The Nominees Are... (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

O Come All Ye Faithful
Arrangement by Nicholas Britell
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Great Cast, Fascinating Story, Interesting Style, Strange Editing
10 January 2019 | by papaavtarSee all my reviews

This film is held together by some truly outstanding performances (Bale and Adams, in particular). It will no doubt be compared to writer/director Adam McKay's film adaptation of The Big Short. But while that story covered just a couple years, Vice spans nearly 4 decades, significantly more difficult to fit into a 2 hour film.

McKay's use of a narrating character is sometimes helpful in providing context and continuity, though I think it worked better in The Big Short.

As a bio-pic, Vice does a good job of capturing Cheney's drive for power and his devotion to his family. Complicated people are generally difficult to depict in film, but McKay and the team he assembled gave it an effort worthy of some awards.

I found some of the editing a bit quirky to the point of distraction, but I definitely recommend seeing it. Be sure and stay to the end.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,768,371, 30 December 2018

Gross USA:

$47,836,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,073,488
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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