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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.

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Adam McKay

Writer:

Adam McKay
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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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Storyline

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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The Untold True Story That Changed the Course of History. See more »


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vice See more »

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Adam McKay suffered a mild heart attack during post-production. He decided to include black-and-white footage of the procedure to insert the stent in his heart, considering this to be his cameo. See more »

Goofs

In a scene with Cheney and President Gerald Ford in the Oval Office, behind Ford is a photo of former First Lady Pat Nixon. The First Lady at this time would have been Betty Ford. See more »

Quotes

George W. Bush: So we gonna do this thing, or what? I mean, is this happening?
Dick Cheney: I believe... we can make this work.
George W. Bush: Hehehe!
[claps]
George W. Bush: Hot damn!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 January 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

America
Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Angelina Réaux (as Angelina Reaux), Louise Edeiken, Stella Zambalis, Tatiana Troyanos, Orchestra and Leonard Bernstein
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cheney had US hook, line, and sinker.
31 December 2018 | by derk144See all my reviews

This is one of the best films I've seen this year & left the theatre with the same feelings toward the political system as I did after BlacKkKlansmen (2018) & Sorry To Bother You (2018). A pseudo-documentary/dramedy biopic that tells the story of Cheney's political career while skewering the Republican Party & Washington DC politics in general, from the Nixon administration to today. It brings to light how politicians will sell-out everything in the pursuit for power, just how much sway one person can hold in politics, how media was forever changed under the Bush administration, & how all of this is still effecting us today. It's a film that has as many laughs as it does moments of bitter truth, many of them bleeding into each other. Again putting his body through a drastic change for a role, Christian Bale is absolutely incredible as Dick Cheney with his mannerism & glare down perfectly. I'm just as impressed with Amy Adams, Steve Carell, & Sam Rockwell. The editing is fantastic & the narrator was an interesting touch, especially once it's revealed who he is in relation to Cheney. And the mid-credits scene perfectly expresses what the reactions to this film will be.


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