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.
This film reunites much of the cast and crew who worked on The Big Short (2015), including director Adam McKay, actors Christian Bale and Steve Carell and producer Brad Pitt.
George W. Bush:
So we gonna do this thing, or what? I mean, is this happening?
Dick Cheney: I believe... we can make this work.
George W. Bush: Hehehe!
George W. Bush: Hot damn!
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.
Tyler Perry is credited twice in the end credits for his role as Colin Powell.
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