History Film / Dick

14th Nov '16 2:53:14 PM StClair
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* DirtyOldMan: Averted. Nixon's horrified at the implication of a teenager crushing on him, though he's more disturbed at the thought of the press finding out than he is that Arlene is attracted to him.

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* DirtyOldMan: Averted. Nixon's horrified at the implication of a teenager crushing on him, though he's more disturbed at the thought of the press finding out than he is that Arlene is attracted to him.about it.
2nd Nov '16 12:37:02 AM Aquila89
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** ...before settling on [[{{Squick}}Dick]].

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** ...before settling on [[{{Squick}}Dick]].[[{{Squick}} Dick]].
28th Aug '16 7:46:46 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1999 comedy film, directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/MichelleWilliams, and Dan Hedeya, about the fall of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon (yes, that's who the [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle title]] refers to; [[DoubleEntendre get your mind out of the gutter]]).

Betsy (Dunst) and Arlene (Williams) are two kind-hearted but [[TheDitz not overly bright]] best friends who, while sneaking out late at night to mail an entry to a "meet Bobby Sherman" contest, inadvertently cause the Watergate break-in to be discovered. Later, on a school trip to the White House, they are recognized and spirited away to be interrogated, which indirectly results in them meeting President Nixon (Hedaya) face to face. Nixon, recognizing their lack of interest in politics of any kind along with their great interest in petting his dog Checkers, buys their silence by naming them the "official White House dog walkers", meaning that they are present for all the major moments of Nixon's presidency.

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A 1999 comedy film, directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/MichelleWilliams, and Dan Hedeya, about a pair of teenage girls bringing about the fall of President UsefulNotes/RichardNixon (yes, that's who the [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle title]] refers to; [[DoubleEntendre get your mind out of the gutter]]).

Betsy (Dunst) and Arlene (Williams) are two kind-hearted but [[TheDitz not overly bright]] best friends who, while sneaking out late at night to mail an entry to a "meet Bobby Sherman" contest, inadvertently cause the Watergate break-in to be discovered. Later, on a school trip to the White House, they are recognized and spirited away to be interrogated, which indirectly results in them meeting President Nixon (Hedaya) face to face. Nixon, recognizing their lack of interest in politics of any kind along with their great interest in petting his dog Checkers, buys their silence by naming them the "official White House dog walkers", meaning that they are present for all the major moments of Nixon's presidency.
28th Aug '16 7:45:57 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1999 comedy film starring Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/MichelleWilliams, and Dan Hedeya, about the fall of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon (yes, that's who the [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle title]] refers to; [[DoubleEntendre get your mind out of the gutter]]).

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A 1999 comedy film film, directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/MichelleWilliams, and Dan Hedeya, about the fall of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon (yes, that's who the [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle title]] refers to; [[DoubleEntendre get your mind out of the gutter]]).
28th Aug '16 7:45:24 PM Mdumas43073
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1999 comedy film starring Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/MichelleWilliams and Dan Hedeya about the fall of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon (yes, that's who the [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle title]] refers to; [[DoubleEntendre get your mind out of the gutter]]).

Betsy and Arlene are two kind-hearted [[TheDitz but not overly bright]] best friends who, in sneaking out late at night to post an entry to a 'meet Bobby Sherman' contest, inadvertently cause the Watergate break-in to be discovered. Later, on a school trip to the White House, they are recognized and spirited away to be interrogated, which indirectly results in them meeting UsefulNotes/RichardNixon face to face. Nixon, recognizing their lack of interest in politics of any kind but their great interest in petting his dog Checkers, buys their silence by naming them the 'official White House dog walkers', meaning that they are present for all the major moments of Nixon's presidency.

But their naive loyalty is shattered when they discover evidence that Nixon is mean to his dog (oh, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and of his large-scale criminal activities and corruption]]) and vow to bring him down. And so, with the help of the title of Betty's brother's favourite porn movie and the bungling Woodward and Bernstein of the ''Washington Post'', [[MysteriousInformant Deep Throat]] is born...

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A 1999 comedy film starring Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/MichelleWilliams Creator/MichelleWilliams, and Dan Hedeya Hedeya, about the fall of UsefulNotes/RichardNixon (yes, that's who the [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle title]] refers to; [[DoubleEntendre get your mind out of the gutter]]).

Betsy (Dunst) and Arlene (Williams) are two kind-hearted but [[TheDitz but not overly bright]] best friends who, in while sneaking out late at night to post mail an entry to a 'meet "meet Bobby Sherman' Sherman" contest, inadvertently cause the Watergate break-in to be discovered. Later, on a school trip to the White House, they are recognized and spirited away to be interrogated, which indirectly results in them meeting UsefulNotes/RichardNixon President Nixon (Hedaya) face to face. Nixon, recognizing their lack of interest in politics of any kind but along with their great interest in petting his dog Checkers, buys their silence by naming them the 'official "official White House dog walkers', walkers", meaning that they are present for all the major moments of Nixon's presidency.

But their naive loyalty is shattered when they discover evidence that Nixon is mean to his dog (oh, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and of his large-scale criminal activities and corruption]]) and vow to bring him down. And so, with the help of the title of Betty's brother's favourite porn movie and the bungling Woodward (Creator/WillFerrell) and Bernstein (Bruce [=McCulloch=]) of the ''Washington Post'', [[MysteriousInformant Deep Throat]] is born...
20th Aug '16 6:48:04 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ADickInName: Nixon wants to be called "Dick" at times for the sake of (false) friendship. Obviously, more than one time this is used as an (unknown to the girls) double-entendre insult (see the quote at the top).
7th Jan '16 9:21:23 PM ThallianGold
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* DirtyOldMan: Averted. Nixon's horrified at the implication of a teenager crushing on him, though he's more disturbed at the thought of the press finding out than he is that Arlene is attracted to him.
7th Jan '16 9:18:18 PM ThallianGold
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* CelebrityCrush: Arlene is originally infatuated with Bobby Sherman.

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* CelebrityCrush: Arlene is originally infatuated with Bobby Sherman.Sherman...
** ...before settling on [[{{Squick}}Dick]].
24th Nov '15 10:29:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* SeventiesHair: Carl Bernstein sports a luxurious pompadour, spoofing Dustin Hoffman's look in ''AllThePresidentsMen''.

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* SeventiesHair: Carl Bernstein sports a luxurious pompadour, spoofing Dustin Hoffman's look in ''AllThePresidentsMen''.''Film/AllThePresidentsMen''.
8th Nov '15 4:17:54 PM eroock
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* CastingGag: Both Dan Hedeya and Creator/SaulRubinek had minor roles in Oliver Stone's ''Film/{{Nixon}}'', a 1995 biopic of Nixon. In this movie, they're promoted to UsefulNotes/RichardNixon and UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger respectively.
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