R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
The more Adam McKay plunged into Dick Cheney's political career, the more he realized that he had a lasting and considerable influence on contemporary American politics. His mission, in his eyes, was to write a scenario that goes beyond political beliefs and addresses universal themes.
George W. Bush:
Whaddaya say?... I want you to be my VP. I want you, you're ma vice.
Dick Cheney: Well, George, I, uh... I'm a CEO... of a large company. And I have been Secretary of Defense... and I have been White House Chief of Staff. The Vice Presidency is a mostly symbolic...
Cheney tells Lewis Libby to leak Valerie Plame Wilson's name to the press. While Libby was later convicted of perjury, Richard Armitage has since claimed responsibility for discussing her CIA employment with the press. He was never charged for this due to his ignorance of her status as a non-official cover (NOC) agent.
Before the film begins; there is a black background with the words ¨the following is a true story. or as true as it can be given that dick Cheney is one of the most secretive leaders in history. but we did our fucking best.¨
$7,768,371 (USA) (30 December 2018)
$46,328,611 (USA) (19 February 2019)
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