A little revisionist history does the soul good. Sometimes, as with "Wicked," it fills in holes in an illustrious story. Other times, it's a coping mechanism for dark episodes, as if amending reality inverts our reverence and confirms that with time it's cathartic to think silly things about serious events. The film "Dick" fulfills the latter.
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Dick is a American comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming from a script he wrote with Sheryl Longin. Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams star as Betsy and Arlene, two warm-hearted but unworldly year-old girls who are best friends, and who, through various arbitrary circumstances, become the legendary " Deep Throat " figure partly responsible for bringing down Nixon's presidency. Dan Hedaya plays Nixon. 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 latch of a door, accidentally causing the break-in to be discovered.
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Born in St. Paul, Minnesota , Arlen attended the University of Pennsylvania. After the war, he went to the oilfields of Texas and Oklahoma and found work as a tool boy. He was thereafter a messenger and sporting editor of a newspaper before going to Los Angeles to act in films, but no producer wanted him. He was a delivery boy for a film laboratory when the motorcycle which he was riding landed him a broken leg outside the Paramount Pictures lot.
Sent this to a friend, right before her wedding. I couldn't make it as I had already paid for a vacation and she waited too long to tell everyone. We learned this term from the movie grumpier old men when we was kids.