Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay.

Official trailers

Annapurna Pictures on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 released the trailer:
VICE | Official Trailer.

Story intro

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.


Christian Bale
Dick Cheney
Amy Adams
Lynne Cheney
Steve Carell
Donald Rumsfeld
Sam Rockwell
George W. Bush
Tyler Perry
Colin Powell
Alison Pill
Mary Cheney
Lily Rabe
Liz Cheney
Jesse Plemons
Cailee Spaeny
17 Year Old Lynne Vincent
Justin Kirk
Scooter Libby
LisaGay Hamilton
Condoleezza Rice
Eddie Marsan
Paul Wolfowitz
Colyse Harger
5 Year Old Mary Cheney
Bill Camp
Gerald Ford
Don McManus
David Addington
Violet Hicks
8 Year Old Liz Cheney
Shea Whigham
Wayne Vincent
Stephen Adly Guirgis
George Tenet
Josh Latzer
Secret Service Agent
Jeff Bosley
Secret Service Agent
Jillian Armenante
Karen Hughes
Matthew Jacobs
Antonin Scalia
Paul Perri
Trent Lott
Vishesh Chachra
Secret Service Agent
Brandon Sklenar
Bobby Prentace
Sam Massaro
Young Antonin Scalia
Fay Masterson
Edna Vincent
Kirk Bovill
Henry Kissinger
Melissa K. Marks
Heather Poe
Chris Dougherty
Philip Perry
John Hillner
George Bush Sr.
Michael Reilly Burke
David Gribbin
William Goldman
Dennis Hastert
Tony Forsmark
Grover Norquist
Adam Bartley
Frank Luntz
Paul Yoo
John Yoo
Brandon Firla
Jay Bybee
Matt Champagne
Douglas Feith
Joseph Beck
Karl Rove
Tony Graham
Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi
Alex Kingi
Osama Bin Laden
David Fabrizio
Lawrence Wilkerson
Mark Bramhall
Harry Whittington
James Hornbeck
Patrick Leahy
Camille James Harman
Mary Matalin (as Camille Harman)
Robert L. Hughes
Justice Warren E. Burger (as Robert Hughes)
Scott Christopher
Amir Malaklou
Edward Fletcher
Democratic Senator
Brian Chung
Soldier by Tank (as Brian Woo Young Chung)
Kawa Mawlayee
Soldier by Tank
Alex MacNicoll
17 Year Old Dick Cheney (as Alexander MacNicoll)
Casey Sander
Old Crew Member
Joe Sabatino
Lineman Boss
Dan Gilvary
Monotone Congressman
Stephen Friedrich
Kyle S. More
Roger Ailes (as Kyle More)
Robyn Wholey
White House Tour Guide
Betsy Koch
Kurt's Wife
Elliot Zetumer
Kurt's Son
Brandon Bales
CIA Agent
Brian Poth
Secret Service Agent
Doug Simpson
Campaign Manager
Scott Subiono
Cheney's Doctor
Dennis LaValle
Al Carabello
Treisa Gary
Grace Rowe
Staci Roberts Steele
Daniel Bruington
Kevin Flood
Richard Clarke (as Kevin J. Flood)
Michael A. Naggi
Other Man
Melissa Schumacher
Intelligence Officer
Delpaneaux Wills
Intelligence Officer
Scott Alan Smith
Intelligence Officer
Omid Zader
Waterboard Translator
David Yahya
Waterboard Translator (as David Daoud Yahya)
Karim Saleh
Terri Cavanaugh
Focus Group Leader
Stewart J. Zully
Focus Group Participant
Ptolemy Slocum
Focus Group Participant
Melody Hollis
Focus Group Participant
Vanessa Cloke
CIA Analyst
Matt Miller
Holly Hawkins
Katherine Armstrong
John Kellar
Dustin Green
Robert Loftin
GW Doctor / Surgeon
Kevin Symons
Male News Anchor
Stacie Greenwell
Amy Moorman
Martha Raddatz


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.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Vice

Wikipedia: Vice (2018 film)

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