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Oscar® Week 2019


Academy Award-winning writer-director Adam McKay (The Big Short) returns with incendiary true story of one of the most secretive minds in American political history.

A darkly comic and often unsettling inside look at the use and misuse of institutional power, Adam McKay's biopic charts Dick Cheney’s (Christian Bale) complex journey from rural Wyoming electrical worker to de facto President of the United States over half a century.

Guided by his formidable and unfailingly loyal wife, Lynne (Amy Adams), and mentored by the brusque and blustery Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell), Cheney insinuates himself into the Washington D.C. fabric beginning with the Nixon administration.

In 2000, he left his position as CEO of Halliburton to run as Vice President to George W Bush (Sam Rockwell), where a secretive deal was made that he would exercise almost unchecked control – a co-president in all but name.

US 2019 Dir Adam McKay 132 min

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup.

Presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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