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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 Jackson Beard ... Denny
Jordyn Cavros Jordyn Cavros ... Gigi
Fish Myrr Fish Myrr ... Sarvia
Hannah Joy Brown Hannah Joy Brown ... Chivas
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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Country:

USA

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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$6,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Anton Vincent'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 socialist regime -with its climate, tropical location, uniforms and even Anton's appearance- is heavily referenced in the movie. See more »

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

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References The Hunger Games (2012) See more »

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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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