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Vice (2018)

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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.

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Adam McKay

Writer:

Adam McKay
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 122 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Dick Cheney
Amy Adams ... Lynne Cheney
Steve Carell ... Donald Rumsfeld
Sam Rockwell ... George W. Bush
Alison Pill ... Mary Cheney
Eddie Marsan ... Paul Wolfowitz
Justin Kirk ... Scooter Libby
LisaGay Hamilton ... Condoleezza Rice
Jesse Plemons ... Kurt
Bill Camp ... Gerald Ford
Don McManus ... David Addington
Lily Rabe ... Liz Cheney
Shea Whigham ... Wayne Vincent
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... George Tenet
Tyler Perry ... Colin Powell
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Storyline

Governor George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive resume includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. Written by Jwelch5742

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Some Vices Are More Dangerous Than Others. (Australian release poster) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vice See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,768,371, 30 December 2018

Gross USA:

$47,836,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,073,488
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Yoo is played by Paul Yoo; the two are not related. See more »

Goofs

The trend to wear the American flag on the lapel didn't happen until after 09/11/2001. Bush and Cheney wearing the American flag on their lapels during the 2000 campaign is incorrect. See more »

Quotes

[while sitting down to eat at Bush's ranch]
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 job.
George W. Bush: Uh-huh.
Dick Cheney: However, if we came to a, uh... different... understanding... I can handle the more mundane... jobs. Overseeing bureaucracy... military... energy... and, uh... foreign policy.
[pause]
George W. Bush: [...]
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Crazy Credits

Tyler Perry is credited twice in the end credits for his role as Colin Powell. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: One Giant Iago Ahead (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
Written and Performed by Hank Locklin
Courtesy of RCA Records Label Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Film with Purpose
28 December 2018 | by ModishMoviesSee all my reviews

Whether it's entirely fact-based or not, I can't deny how engrossed I was by its unique and interesting style. The film starts out very strong and compelling, but the screenplay is bit choppy and doesn't stick the landing. While some events are brushed over, others are brilliant and enjoyable enough to make the film an overall worthwhile experience. The performances are truly great and Christian Bale is an absolute powerhouse with such a commanding presence. This is a film with purpose, no matter how unsubtle of a gut-punch it may intend to deliver.


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