Welcome to “Pop Break Goes to Washington” where host Allison Lips is joined by a special guest to discuss the historical significance and impact of a political film.
Allison and her guests discuss how politics is portrayed in each film. While this podcast focuses on the American political system, it does make a few forays outside of the United States.
For our fourth episode, Allison and Allie Nelson discuss the 1999 teen comedy/political satire Dick, which is set during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
Allie is an actress, TV producer/writer/casting director and stand up comedian with her work appearing on Netflix, CBS, NBC, HGTV and more. She is currently a writer for Parade.com and is the co-host of the Pop Break romantic thriller podcast Not Couple Goals on the Pop Break Today feed.
In the episode, Allison and Allie explore the themes of Dick and why it wasn’t a success at the box office and doesn’t land in the way the Sony Pictures and the producers intended. Join Allison and Allie as they explore the weirdness that is the movie Dick.
Dick was released on August 4, 1999 and was written and directed by Andrew Fleming. Fleming is most famously known for writing and directing the original Craft and the 2020 sequel, he also is an executive producer and director Netflix’s hit series Emily in Paris. The film is produced by Gale Ann Hurd who produced The Walking Dead for AMC and is a producer on some of the most iconic movies ever — The Terminator, Aliens, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day as well as Armageddon and both versions of The Hulk.
Dick stars Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Dan Hedaya (as Richard Nixon), Will Ferrell (as Bob Woodward), Bruce McCulloch (as Bernstein), Teri Garr, Dave Foley, Harry Shearer (as G. Gordon Liddy), Ted McGinley, French Stewart and a very young Ryan Reynolds.