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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 »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

General Anton Vincent's (Sir Michael Caine's) fictional national motto is "Homeland or Death". This is a literal translation from Spanish "Patria o Muerte", which was (and is) Cuban national motto under Fidel Castro. The Cuban Communist regime, with its climate, tropical location, uniforms, and even Anton's appearance, is heavily referenced in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Anton Vincent cooks dinner to Tatiana and her mother, he says the dish is "Mole Maria". Actually, there is no such a thing: "Mole Maria" is a popular Mexican trademark for a commercial mole paste. See more »

Quotes

Tatiana Mills: I feel like one of your soldiers, wounded in battle.
General Anton Vincent: [tending to her elbow] You're not a foot soldier. You're a commander.
Tatiana Mills: Commander of what? Loserville?
General Anton Vincent: Over your world, you have power. But you don't know how to wield it. Your classmates are bourgeoisie. You're proletariat. You must rise up and conquer.
Tatiana Mills: It's easy for you to say, you don't go to Seely.
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References The Hunger Games (2012) See more »

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Rebel Girl
Performed by Bikini Kill
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17 October 2018 | by despondmanSee all my reviews

Michael Caine plays Anton Vincent, a dictator of a unnamed country, who is overthrown in a coup d'etat, escapes to America and secretly takes refuge in the home of his teenage pen-pal Tatiana (Odeya Rush) and her mother Darlene (Katie Holmes).

I came across this film by accident, was intrigued by its synopsis, so I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised.

The film is not a blockbuster, it is low budget, and low on action, but it is well paced and enjoyable with good performances by its main stars. This is one to watch when you want a gentle film to fill an hour and a half of your time.

Not for everyone maybe, especially action lovers, but well worth a watch.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$6,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,759
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