Dick (1999)

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The year is 1972, and like most high-school students Betsy Jobs (Kirsten Dunst) and her friend Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams) just want to have a good time. But when, during a class field trip to the White House, they cluelessly wander into a behind-closed-doors, top-secret shredding session, it's time to both wag the dog, and walk it.
Seeking to uncover just how much the witless duo has discovered, the Commander-In-Chief, appoints them "Official White House Dog Walkers", and it isn't long before the girls go from taking Checkers, the dog, out for walks, to taking out Tricky Dick, himself.

Factual error: When Michelle Williams gets contact lenses, they zoom in on the eye as she's trying to put the contact in. It's obviously a soft contact lens since you plainly see it folding over. They didn't have soft contact lenses back then.

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Suggested correction: The first soft contact lenses were launched in the USA in 1971, having already been available in other countries for some time, and were immediately adopted widely. This film starts at the time of the Watergate break in in 1972.

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Henry Kissinger: It's all right, gentlemen. I'm familiar with these two young ladies. Well, not "familiar", familiar, obviously.

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Trivia: When the girls dash out onto the roof to display their banner, Michelle Williams appears to have a poorly camouflaged tattoo on her lower back.

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