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Dick (1999)



Critic Consensus: A clever, funny slice of alternate history, Dick farcically re-imagines the Watergate era and largely succeeds, thanks to quirky, winning performances from Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Will Ferrell.

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In DICK, an historically-challenged comedy, high school students Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They end up becoming the official walkers of his dog, Checkers, and secret advisors to Tricky Dick during the Watergate scandal. Forget what you learned in the history books and prepare to be enlightened on eighteen-and-a-half-minute tape gaps, slush funds, paper shredding and everything else you never knew about the third-rate burglary that turned into a first-rate scandal in the 1970s... the last good White House scandal.

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Kirsten Dunst
as Betsy Jobs
Michelle Williams
as Arlene Lorenzo
Dan Hedaya
as Pres. Richard M. Nixon
Jim Breuer
as John Dean
Teri Garr
as Helen Lorenzo
Ana Gasteyer
as Rosemary Woods
Will Ferrell
as Bob Woodward
Bruce McCulloch
as Carl Bernstein
Dave Foley
as Bob Haldeman
Harry Shearer
as G. Gordon Liddy
Saul Rubinek
as Henry Kissinger
Devon Gummersall
as Larry Jobs
Ted McGinley
as Roderick
G. D. Spradlin
as Ben Bradlee
French Stewart
as The Interviewer
Karl Pruner
as Frank Jobs
Brenda Devine
as Mrs. Spinnler
Jonathan Ranells
as First G-Man
Paulino Nunes
as Second G-Man
Michael Eric Dyson
as Burglar No. 1
Jerry Schaefer
as Burglar No. 2
Jack Mosshammer
as Fat Freddy
Karen Waddell
as White House Secretary
Richard Fitzpatrick
as John Erlichman
Cole Barrington
as Student No. 1
Scott Wickware
as White House Guard
Mark Lutz
as Hunky Secret Service Man
Kedar Brown
as Mr. Samovar
Paul Wildbaum
as Shredder Man
Kerry Dorey
as Payola Man
Len Doncheff
as Leonid Brezhnev
Igor Portnoi
as Russian Translator
Jennifer Wigmore
as Washington Post Receptionist
Jane Moffat
as Kissing Secretary
Rob Nickerson
as 1st Police Officer
Bernard Browne
as 2nd Police Officer
Rummy Bishop
as Newsstand Guy
Deborah Grover
as Pat Nixon
Stephen Robert
as FBI Agent
Michael Eric Kramer
as TV News Reporter
Mike Anscombe
as TV News Anchor
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Critic Reviews for Dick

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (30)

t's Watergate as seen through the eyes of two teenage girls, played with implacable good cheer by Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams.

April 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Funny, scatalogical movie about President Nixon.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dick leaves you hoping it finds the audience it clearly deserves.

February 14, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Wickedly clever!

January 1, 2000

Wickedly funny!

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audaciously imaginative, devilishly clever!

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Dick


Silly movie that only really works because of Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams. It's kind of like a 60's set Romy and Michele loosely based on a true story. Fun to watch.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A very enjoyable film. I really loved this film, and I thought it was a very well done political oriented comedy that had plenty of laughs, a good cast and aided by good directing. The cast here are great and the plot for the film is very well done and has a good, compelling story that has good laughs. Dick is a smart comedy that is well directed, and is quite charming as well. I really enjoyed the two lead actresses and they really made this film good. The script is very well written, and the story is flawed, but there are plenty of good moments that add so much to the enjoyment of this film. Director Andrew Fleming directs well and keeps the ball rolling and is able to keep you interested from start to finish. This is an entertaining film with a good cast that are really enjoyable to watch on-screen. This is one of those films that is brilliantly done, and despite the flaws, manages to be entertaining and fun. The cast make it work and the film very enjoyable entertainment. This is a must see film that has some good laughs and with powerful performances, great directing, this is what makes Dick a memorable film to watch. This is a smartly crafted film that delivers the laughs. If you want a good comedy, then you should check this film out. With an effective plot and cast, this is a memorable and fun comedy that has some brains. Give this one a shot because you may be surprised at how good it is. Lots of fun from start to finish, Dick is a fine political comedy.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Saturday Night Live and Kids In The Hall alumni star in this purposely schlocky comedy of errors about the Watergate break-in and the eventual demise of the Nixon White House. More cute than actually funny, but nicely cute.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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