Vice (2018 film)

2018 film directed by Adam McKay

Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film that tells the story of Dick Cheney, 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.

Directed and written by Adam McKay.
The Untold True Story That Changed the Course of History

Dick Cheney

  • [After a colleague asks if he is alright after having fallen to the ground] I'm having a heart attack, you idiot.
  • [last lines] I can feel your incriminations. And your judgment. And I am fine with it. You want to be loved, go be a movie star. The world is as you find it, you gotta deal with that reality, and there are monsters in this world. We saw 3,000 innocent people burned to death by those monsters. And yet you object when I refuse to kiss those monsters on the cheek and say "pretty please." You answer me this: what terrorist attack would you have let go forward so you wouldn't seem like a mean and nasty fella? I will not apologize for keeping your families safe. And I will not apologize for doing what needed to be done, so that your loved ones can sleep peaceably at night. It has been my honor to be your servant. You chose me, and I did what you asked.


  • As the world becomes more and more confusing, we tend to focus on the things that are right there in front of us while ignoring the massive forces that actually change and shape our lives. And, with people working longer and longer hours for less and less, when we do have free time, the last thing we want is complicated analysis on our government, lobbying, international trade agreement, and tax bills. So it's no surprise that, when a monotone, bureaucratic Vice President came to power, we hardly noticed as he achieved a position of authority that very few leaders in the history of America ever had.


George W. Bush: Whaddaya say?... I want you to be my VP. I want you, you're ma vice.
Dick Cheney: Well, George, I, uh... I'm a CEO... of a large company. And I have been Secretary of Defense... and I have been White House Chief of Staff. The Vice Presidency is a mostly symbolic job.
George W. Bush: Uh-huh.
Dick Cheney: However, if we came to a, uh... different... understanding... I can handle the more mundane... jobs. Overseeing bureaucracy... military... energy... and, uh... foreign policy.
George W. Bush: Yeah, right! I like that!

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] Hot damn!


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