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DICK
1999


May 12, 2001
Showtime

-->Directed.....Andrew Fleming
-->Written.....Andrew Fleming and Sheryl Longin
-->Cinematography.....Alexander Gruszynski [Tremors, I Like It Like That]
-->Betsy Jobs.....Kirsten Dunst [E.R., Gun, New York Stories, Little Women, Interview With The Vampire, Wag The Dog, Bring It On]
-->Arlene Lorenzo.....Michelle Williams [Dawson's Creek, A Thousand Acres, If These Walls Could Talk 2]
-->President Richard M. Nixon.....Dan Hedaya [Hill St. Blues, St. Elsewhere, L.A. Law, Cheers, NYPD Blue, Homicide: Life On The Street (TBDSOTV), Reckless, Blood Simple, Running Scared, The Flamingo Kid, Tune In Tomorrow, Pacific Heights, The Addams Family, Benny & Joon, Searching For Bobby Fisher, Mr. Wonderful, For Love Or Money, Maverick, The Usual Suspects, Clueless, To Die For, The First Wives Club, Freeway, Ransom, Daylight, Marvin's Room, In & Out, Alien Resurrection]

Two ditzy teenagers bumble their way into being President Nixon's dogwalkers, while observing the White House in the midst of the Watergate crisis.

Extremely creative and funny. The women are witnesses (although they have no idea) to every major event of Watergate. They see shredding, they prank call Woodward and Bernstein who think they're sources, they get the Secret Service high by mistake. Much much better than I thought it would be. Williams has a sweet quality, and Dunst is absolutely something special in everything she does. I shook my head at the creative ways they moved the plot along. The reason for the 18 minutes of black tape is extremely funny. Check it out.

40 Critics: 7.6






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