You suck, Dick!
1999 comedy film starring Kirsten Dunst
, Michelle Williams
and Dan Hedeya about the fall of Richard Nixon
(yes, that's who the title
refers to; get your mind out of the gutter
Betsy and Arlene are two kind-hearted 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 Richard Nixon
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, 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
, Deep Throat
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