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Dear Dictator (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 16 March 2018 (USA)
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When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge and hides with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and ends up teaching the young teen how to start a revolution and overthrow the "mean girls" at her high school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... General Anton Vincent
Odeya Rush ... Tatiana Mills
Katie Holmes ... Darlene Mills
Seth Green ... Dr. Charles Seaver
Jason Biggs ... Mr. Spines
Adrian Voo ... Neighbor
Jackson Beard ... Denny
Jordyn Cavros Jordyn Cavros ... Gigi
Fish Myrr Fish Myrr ... Sarvia
Hannah Joy Brown Hannah Joy Brown ... Chivas
Yvette Parish Yvette Parish ... Jaxi (as Chrislyn Williams)
Jacob Grodnik ... Teddy
Jay Willick ... Det. Diggs
Rosemberg Salgado ... Colonel
Dana Joyce Schiller ... Detective Spano
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Storyline

When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge and hides with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and ends up teaching the young teen how to start a revolution and overthrow the "mean girls" at her high school.

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She thought she was a rebel...Until she met a real one See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The flag used in this movie, yellow, green and a red star, as the dictator's land flag is the real one of the French Guiana, an ultramarine department of France in South America. See more »

Goofs

No high school's dress code would allow for such blatant displays of students' underwear, as seen in this movie. See more »

Quotes

General Anton Vincent: I am organizing a revolutionary force and I will retake the capital. For this, I need your help.
Tatiana Mills: You need my help? I'm not exactly a revolutionary.
General Anton Vincent: No, you are infinitely more capable than you think you are.
Tatiana Mills: The only people who agree with you are right here in this room, and I'm not one of them.
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References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

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Rebel Girl
Performed by Bikini Kill
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User Reviews

 
Not as bad as some would have you think

OK, so there were no superheroes, just Michael Caine as a cranky old dictator and Katie Holmes as a stressed-out mom. It was a bit understated at times, but moved along at a nice, even pace and had some nice acting. The script seems to have been well thought out and there were plenty of (mostly) subtle laughs to be enjoyed. I definitely feel as though my time was well spent watching it.

If you're looking for car chases and explosions, you'll need to look elsewhere, but it's good for its genre.

I enjoyed it.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Dictator See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$6,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,759
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