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Theatrical release poster
Directed by gowtham
Produced by harish
Written by rushmi
Starring aggash gaajan vickram agith
Music by nivdea
Cinematography deluxen
Editing by lakisha
Distributed by sun Pictures
Release date(s) dec 22 2012
Running time 280 min
Country France
United States
Language English / tamil
Budget $10 000000000000000000000
Gross revenue $23,000 00000 00000 00000 00000

Dick is a 1999 US comedy movie directed by Andrew Fleming from a script by himself and Sheryl Longin. It is a parody retelling the events of the Watergate scandal which ended the presidency of Richard ("Tricky Dick") Nixon and features several cast members from Saturday Night Live.

Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams star as Betsy and Arlene, two warm-hearted but not very bright 15-year-old girls and inseparable best friends who, through various twists and turns, become the legendary 'Deep Throat' figure partly responsible for bringing down the presidency of Richard Nixon. Dan Hedaya plays Nixon. His associates H. R. Haldeman, G. Gordon Liddy, John Dean, Henry Kissinger and secretary Rose Mary Woods are respectively played by Dave Foley, Harry Shearer, Jim Breuer, Saul Rubinek and Ana Gasteyer. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are played by Will Ferrell and Bruce McCulloch. Teri Garr appears as Arlene's mother.


Plot summary

Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo are two sweet-natured but somewhat ditzy teenage girls living in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s. Betsy comes from a wealthy family in the Georgetown area, while Arlene lives with her widowed mother in an apartment in the Watergate building. One night, on a quest to mail a letter to enter a contest to win a date with teen idol singer Bobby Sherman, the two girls sneak out of Arlene's home, at the same time as the Watergate break-in. They manage to enter and leave through the parking garage by taping the bolt of a door, accidentally causing the break-in to be discovered. They are seen by G. Gordon Liddy, who they believe to be committing a jewel robbery; they panic and run away. The security guard, startled by the taped door, calls the police, who immediately arrest the burglars.

The next day, while at the White House on a school tour, they accidentally happen across Liddy again. They don't recognize him, but he recognizes them and instantly becomes suspicious. He points them out to H. R. Haldeman, who proceeds to interrogate them; their conversation (in which it is revealed that the girls don't actually think about the President that much) is interrupted firstly by a phone call from Haldeman's wife, and secondly by the President himself, Richard Nixon, who takes Haldeman aside to complain about the bugging operation being so fouled up.

The girls are naturally awestruck at being in the same room as Nixon — but more awestruck at being able to play with his dog, which gives Nixon an idea. In order to keep their silence, he appoints them his official dog-walkers... which means they must be admitted repeatedly to the White House. On these visits they accidentally influence major events such as the Vietnam peace process and the Nixon-Brezhnev accord, by bringing along cookies that they have inadvertently baked marijuana into. They also become familiar with the key figures of Nixon's administration, including the long-suffering, frequently ignored Henry Kissinger, and inadvertently learn the major secrets of the Watergate scandal without realizing what they know.

Arlene, previously infatuated with Bobby Sherman, now falls equally hard for the president. Just after reading an 18½-minute message of love into his tape recorder, she plays back another part of the tape and, after hearing his coarse, brutal rantings, quickly realizes his true nature. When they confront Nixon ("You kicked Checkers, you're prejudiced, and you have a potty mouth!"), he fires and threatens them ("You don't mess with the big boys!").

The girls now reevaluate what they have learned and decide to reveal everything to the "radical muckraking bastards" (Nixon's words) at the Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. So they become informants; two 15-year old girls are the true identity of the famous Deep Throat. Woodward and Bernstein — portrayed as petty, childish, and incompetent — are naturally skeptical of the two girls. To make matters worse, their only piece of physical evidence — a list of names of those involved from the Committee to Re-Elect the President — is eaten by Betsy's dog.

Nixon's men realize that the girls are a real threat and attempt tactics such as bugging and undercover agents to find out what they know, eventually going so far as to break into Betsy's house and plant an undercover agent as Arlene's mother's boyfriend. Eventually pushed to the limit after being chased by the Watergate "plumbers", the girls decide to take action: sneaking into Haldeman's house, they manage to find and steal a crucial tape recording. They give this to Woodward and Bernstein, thus ending Nixon's political career.



Dick brought in well over $23 million dollars on a $13 million dollar budget.


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From Wikiquote

Dick is a 1999 comedy film about two sweet yet ditzy teenagers who, after inadvertantly exposing the Watergate break-in, find themselves involved in Richard Nixon's administration before standing up to him under the identity of whistle-blower 'Deep Throat'

Directed by Andrew Fleming. Written by Andrew Fleming and Sheryl Longin.
He was tricky. They were better.taglines


Betsy Jobs

  • [To Richard Nixon] You kicked Checkers, you're prejudiced, and you have a potty mouth!
  • [Shouting, to Arlene] You can't let Dick control your life!
  • It's called incest, Arlene, and it's against the law.

Arlene Lorenzo

  • War is not healthy for children and other living things.
  • We have a very important school report on turquoise jewelry due in two days, and we can't find any books on it, and the President's having us followed. It's too much pressure.
  • I love Dick!
  • [Being followed by the President's 'plumbers'] Dick frightens me.
  • [After seeing Nixon's "I am not a crook" speech immediately after a threatening call] He's trying to drive me insane!

President Richard M. Nixon ('Dick')

  • Checkers - shut up! Or I'll feed you to the Chinese!
  • I've got a way with young people. They trust me.
  • You don't mess with the big boys!!

Carl Bernstein

  • What about that list from CREEP? How could you let your dog eat it?! [Hysterical] You're ruining my life!!!
  • Dick is going down, man!

Henry Kissinger

  • Excuse me, Mr. President. I was not informed that you were in the middle of... what the hell ARE you in the middle of?
  • It's alright, gentlemen. I'm familiar with these two young ladies. Well, not "familiar", familiar, obviously. I mean, I know them. We discussed foreign policy. [A secret service agent rolls his eyes knowingly] Don't you give me that look!
  • I'll take responsibility here. I'll be the only person in this administration who's willing to take responsibility for anything.


  • Bob Haldeman: I have met yams with more going on upstairs than these two.
  • Bob Haldeman: You wanna complain about Vietnam? Talk to Johnson!
  • Mrs. Spinnler: Every lie is another brick in the pathway to hell.
  • G. Gordon Liddy: [Surprised by Betsy and Arlene in the Watergate stairwell] Children! Running around, all hours of the night! When you kids grow up, you'll be living in the Soviet Union of America!
  • Chip: [After sticking himself with an election pin] Figures that the pain in my ass is Nixon, the fascist.


[A current affairs program opens the movie]
Interviewer: In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon was forced to resign in shame following the 'Watergate' Scandal. One of the great mysteries of this event was the identity of 'Deep Throat', the person who broke the story to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Well tonight, we're going to find out. Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, good evening.
Bob Woodward: Good evening.
Carl Bernstein: Good evening.
Interviewer: Let's get straight to it - who is... 'Deep Throat'?
Bob Woodward: Well, first of all, we're not telling you. And second of all, I thought I was going to be the only guest on tonight's show?
Carl Bernstein: [Bitchy] Well I guess you're not, Bob.
Interviewer: You know, you guys are getting pretty old now...
Carl Bernstein: Well, what do you mean by that?!
Interviewer: Well, I was just wondering if you were ever going to reveal who Deep Throat is ever, before you die.
Bob Woodward: Well, a lot bigger names than you have asked us that, so I don't think we're going to reveal it here.
Carl Bernstein: No, not on a little show like this.
Interviewer: [Exasperated] You know what I think? I mean, I'm just gonna come right out and say it. I don't think there ever was any such person as 'Deep Throat'. I think y'all just made it up.
Carl Bernstein: Yes there was! Deep Throat was -
Bob Woodward: Don't say it!! He's trying to trick us!
[Bernstein covers his mouth and moans]
Carl Bernstein: [Putting a hand on Woodward's shoulder] I'm sorry...
Bob Woodward: [Slapping the hand away] Don't ever touch me.
Carl Bernstein: Bob, I said I'm sorry!
[They begin to have a childish physical fight]
Bob Woodward: Don't... will you... you smell like cabbage!
[They fall over the table; the clip cuts out and the movie opens]

[Arlene and Betsy accidentally meet G. Gordon Liddy again in the White House]
G. Gordon Liddy: Young lady, I am a very busy man...
Betsy: Hey, you look familiar. Have I seen you before?
[Liddy recognises them; his eyes widen]
Betsy: Are you that guy that sells corn dogs at the mall?
G. Gordon Liddy: As far as you are concerned, young lady, I have no identity. In fact, [sinister] I'm not even here...
[He hurries off]
Betsy: He's way weirder than corndog guy.

[When Nixon offers the girls the post of 'White House Dog Walkers]
John Ehrlichman: What's going on? Who are these girls?
Henry Kissinger: I dunno. But it doesn't look constitutional to me.

Arlene Lorenzo: How dare those people treat us like we're stupid teenage girls.
Betsy Jobs: We are stupid teenage girls.
Arlene Lorenzo: No. We're human beings, and we're American citizens. And four score and seven years ago our forefathers... did something. I don't know what. But I do know one thing - Dick's ass is grass!

Betsy Jobs: Checkers pooped.
Rose Mary Woods: Girls, the President's dog doesn't "poop." He "does his business."

[To Arlene and Betsy]
Rose Mary Woods: The President is a very busy man. He doesn't just see anyone, you know.
President Nixon: [Exiting the Oval Office, seeing the girls] Ah, hello girls! Come on in.
Rose Mary Woods: The President will see you now.

Betsy Jobs: You're the smartest person I know.
Arlene Lorenzo: But you don't know anybody...

Betsy Jobs: Are you, like, the President's Dog Walker?
John Dean: I'm John Dean. Chief White House Counsel.
Betsy Jobs: Oh, That's too bad.


  • He was tricky. They were better.
  • The unmaking of the president


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