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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 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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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 »

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Trivia

Also in 2006, the script was presented as a staged reading at the Nantucket Film Festival. 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

Darlene Mills: Tatiana, for Christ's sake! Why didn't you tell me?
Tatiana Mills: Okay, I swear, I will never not tell you I'm hiding a dictator ever again... Uh, so can he stay?
Darlene Mills: Do you think he could fix the garage door?
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Connections

References Maniac Cop 2 (1990) See more »

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Rebel Girl
Performed by Bikini Kill
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Michael Caine Could Read a Telephone Book
25 August 2019 | by PretoriaDZSee all my reviews

The movie is mildly amusing. Mr. Caine probably did this for a couple of more reasons than the money. Considering the budget of the movie, he probably was only paid a fraction of what he normally gets these days. I suspect he is not offered a lot of roles these days as Hollywood lacks imagination to write roles for men his age and there is, as has always been, the continued ageism of Hollywood. Mr. Caine may also have been amused by the insight provided by the script into how revolutions are fomented and can even be used to get rid of the top clique in high school. Times change but that part of high school has not. There is ALWAYS a group that revels in making others feel inadequate and there is some voyeur satisfaction in seeing such a group taken down. Regarding my headline, I was expressing my love of Mr. Caine, both for his superb acting and the kind of man he is, intelligent and kind, one who has taken the time all his life to fight racism and other forms of inequality.


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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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