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The story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), 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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Cast

Credited cast:
Christian Bale ... Dick Cheney
Amy Adams ... Lynne Cheney
Steve Carell ... Donald Rumsfeld
Sam Rockwell ... George W. Bush
Jesse Plemons
Eddie Marsan ... Paul Wolfowitz
Alison Pill ... Mary Cheney
Shea Whigham ... Wayne Vincent
Lily Rabe ... Liz Cheney
Tyler Perry ... Colin Powell
Abigail Marlowe ... Party Guest
Tiffany Smith ... CIA Agent
Justin Kirk ... Scooter Libby
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Camp ... Gerald Ford
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The story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), 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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The Untold True Story That Changed the Course of History


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Backseat See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Christian Bale was originally set to play George W. Bush in W. (2008) before dropping out of the movie and being replaced by Josh Brolin. In this film, he plays Bush's Vice President, Dick Cheney. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
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!
[claps]
George W. Bush: Hot damn!
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Good, Good, Good
13 December 2018 | by flamingbeargrantSee all my reviews

What an amazing film, Adam McKay still amazes me in every way. This is must see and probably one of the best of the year. And the cast is perfect.


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