Dick is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming and co-written with Cheryl Longin. This is a bizarre rethink of the Watergate scandal that ended Richard (“Sly Dick”) Nixon’s presidency and includes several of the cast from Saturday Night Live and The Kids in the Hall.
Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams play Betsy and Arlene, two warm but unnaturally warm 15-year-old girls who are good friends and, under various random circumstances, become the legendary Deep Throat characters who have been co-responsible for the overthrow of the presidency of Nixon.
Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo are two cute but somewhat silly teenagers who lived in Washington in 1972. Betsy comes from a wealthy family in Georgetown, while Arlene lives in an apartment in Watergate with her widowed mother. One night, while sending letters for a race to meet teen idol singer Bobby Sherman, the two girls run away from Arlene’s house during the Watergate raid. They sneaked through the parking garage, bolted on the door, and accidentally caused the break-in. They are seen by G. Gordon Lydie who is believed to have stolen jewelry; they panic and run. The next day, while they were on a school trip at the White House, it happened again in Lydia. You don’t recognize him, but he does recognize you and immediately becomes suspicious.
Dick was released first on December 14, 1999, by Columbia TriStar Home Video on DVD and VHS. Eighteen years later, on November 6, 2018, it was released in Blu-ray by format by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Dick Season 2 Episode 9 Will be released soon in 2021.
For Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 71% approval rating based on 73 reviews, with an average rating of 6.36 / 10 and a consensus: odd, triumphant performances by Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Will Ferrell.
• Kirsten Dunst as Betsy Jobs
• Michelle Williams as Arlene Lorenzo
• Dan Hedaya as Richard “Dick”
• Bruce McCulloch as Carl Bernstein
• Will Ferrell as Bob Woodward
• Saul Rubinek as Henry Kissinger
• Dave Foley as H. R. Haldeman
• Harry Shearer as G. Gordon Liddy
• Ted McGinley as Roderick
• Karl Pruner as Frank Jobs
• Devon Gummersall as Larry Jobs
• Jim Breuer as John Dean
• Ryan Reynolds as Chip
• French Stewart as The Interviewer