I’m adding a comedy about Watergate to my Movies You Might Not Know list.
It’s called “Dick,” and stars Kirsten Dunst and Michele Williams as teenagers living in an apartment at the Watergate who sneak out one night to mail a letter, leaving tape over the latch of a door so they can get back in. It just so happens that this is the same night G. Gordon Liddy and his Plumbers were breaking into Democratic National Headquarters in the same complex. Pretty soon, the girls are ensnared in the cover up when President Nixon invites them to be his official White House dog walkers, and they witness the bumbling and corruption unraveling from the inside.
Look at this cast: Dan Hedaya as Nixon, Harry Shearer as Liddy, Will Farrell as Bob Woodward, Dave Foley as Bob Haldeman, Ana Gasteyer as Rosemary Woods, Jim Breuer as John Dean, and Saul Rubinek as Henry Kissinger. Writer/director Andrew Fleming keeps “Dick” silly but clever.