Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay.
Annapurna Pictures on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 released the trailer:
VICE | Official Trailer.
Vice is narrated by Kurt, a fictitious veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. The film opens with Dick Cheney and other White House officials and staff responding to the September 11, 2001, attacks. The film then flashes back to Wyoming in 1963, where Cheney finds work as a lineman after his alcoholism led him to drop out of Yale University. After Cheney is stopped by a traffic cop for driving while intoxicated, his wife Lynne Cheney convinces him to clean up his life. The film flashes forward to 1969 when Cheney finds work as a White House intern during the Nixon Administration. Working under Nixon's economic adviser, Donald Rumsfeld, Cheney becomes a savvy political operative as he juggles commitments to his wife and their daughters, Liz and Mary. Cheney overhears Henry Kissinger discussing the secret bombing of Cambodia with President Richard Nixon, revealing the true power of the executive branch to Cheney. Rumsfeld's abrasive attitude leads to him and Cheney being distanced from Nixon, which works in both men's favor; after Nixon's resignation, Cheney rises to the position of White House Chief of Staff for President Gerald Ford while Rumsfeld becomes Secretary of Defense. The media later dubs the sudden shake-up in the cabinet as the Halloween Massacre. During his tenure, a young Antonin Scalia introduces Cheney to the unitary executive theory. After Ford is voted out of office, Cheney runs to be representative for Wyoming. After giving an awkward and uncharismatic campaign speech, Cheney suffers his first heart attack. While he recovers, Lynne campaigns on her husband's behalf, helping him to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. During the Reagan Administration, Cheney supported a raft of conservative, pro-business policies favoring the fossil fuel industries. He also supported the abolishment of the FCC fairness doctrine which led to the rise of Fox News, Conservative talk radio, and the rising level of party polarization in the United States. Cheney next serves as Secretary of Defense under President George H. W. Bush during the Gulf War. Outside of politics, Cheney and Lynne come to terms with their younger daughter, Mary, coming out as lesbian. Though Cheney develops ambitions to run for president, he decides to retire from public life to spare Mary from media scrutiny.
The film Vice was scheduled to be released on December 11, 2018 (Samuel Goldwyn Theater), on December 25, 2018 (United States), on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on February 21, 2019 (Germany) by Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Distribution, Blitz, Cineforum, Digicine, Eagle Pictures, Entertainment One, Forum Film Poland, Forum Hungary, Garage Play, Hopscotch Films, Imagem Filmes, Latam Pictures, Longride, Mars Distribution, Odeon, Universum Film (UFA), Volga, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group and NOS Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of $60 million, the film grossed over $76.1 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Vice got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Official website: vice.movie
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