DickAugust 4, 1999
Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 6.1/10 (11,553 voted)
Critic's Score: 65/100
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya
Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal.
Writers: Andrew Fleming, Sheryl Longin
President Richard M. Nixon
Rose Mary Woods
G. Gordon Liddy
He was tricky. They were better.
Release Date: 4 August 1999
Filming Locations: Lawrence Park C.I., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $2,210,267
(8 August 1999)
(5 September 1999)
Did You Know?
Most of the clothes used on the film are original polyester clothes from the 1970s. They were bought brand new from a warehouse.
When the girls first meet President Nixon there is a conversation about the Vietnam War. They say to blame Johnson and someone says that he is dead and someone else says thank God. Johnson died in January 1973 and the scene was supposed to be right after the break in which was June 1972.
It's called incest Arlene, and it's against the law
One of the funniest movies I've ever seen
I feel for those who had the unenviable job of marketing this movie. Who do
you aim it at? Teens, most of whom know nothing about Nixon and Watergate,
or adults, who will dismiss it as being another obnoxious, dumb teen
Hence the box office failure. But what true hidden gem this film is! The
writers have managed to put elements into this film that will be able to
please the entire spectrum of viewers and knowledge of the Watergate
is not at all required to enjoy this hilarious film, but if you happen to
have a grasp on it's history, your enjoyment will increase tenfold. The
performances of everyone involved are top-notch with special notice going
Dan Hedaya (Nixon dead-on)and Michelle Williams (watch her shy expressions
and mannerisms as she develops her crush on Nixon. Priceless!). Many, many
scenes left me laughing hysterically (the beach dream scene, Haldeman's
interrogation of the girls, Hello Dolly meets Breshnev, Bernstein hovering
over Woodward at the Post). Add great music, costumes, sets and a fitting
ending, and you've got a great movie experience. Don't miss it!!! (And for
treat watch this as a double bill with ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN!)