Overall the picture is a good spin and twist on loyalty and trust, or not to trust for that matter as charm and being on the throne with the Queen is highly desired in times of war and political difference, it's high drama and a little wicked blood sport of hierarchy. So view this palace as it has plenty to offer.
It's upon a congressional internship that Dick's meeting and making a connection with Donald Rumsfeld(Steve Carell) changes his life forever. Soon and later Dick's connections in Washington get him somewhere as he becomes a chief of staff to the president, runs and gets elected to congress, then serves as secretary of defense, then he's the CEO of a large corporate business company. Now talk about a lucky man!
However old Dick has his problems and is from time to time behind the 8 ball as he's overweight with a pot belly and his ticker is not the greatest as heart problems almost derail his life and career. Plus his youngest daughter is gay. Yet by being an insider with connections Cheney stays the course as his biggest gift and surprise awaits. Now what!? Yes Dick is named vice president a running mate on the ticket of George W. Bush(in a life like performance from Sam Rockwell). And in a close razor thin 2000 presidential election Bush-Cheney win! Now he's the VP!
Now with unlimited access and connections of corporate and business dealings it's back room and under the table deals that let Dick's power grow to unseen levels. As it's clear that Cheney though second in charge pushed all of the major buttons in the Bush administration. As his advice and inner workings played a key role in the Iraq war which seem to be driven by money and greed and oil along with ego and a power trip.
Overall super film for any who enjoy bio type movies about politics and history no matter what your political side, and no matter if you where a fan of Cheney or not like him or hate him, see this film as it shows how one man gained unlimited power thru access of connections. As it's clear Dick Cheney was clearly the most powerful Vice president of our time who was tough as stone and ruthless.
One by one the involved locals start to leave or die in strange or freak like accidents it's like revenge from the grave! As justice is often in the most odd and uncommon ways and manners. As those responsible and guilty have to eat crow! For a 1981 network TV movie it scares and provides fright and justice does come around overall good horror gem that helped launch the scarecrow genre era.
In New York City, Frank Zito is a lonely man who's in his apartment with a different kind of collection, this guy is haunted from his childhood after losing his mother, so it's to the streets for street walkers and anything he can find and stalk for a scalping! These innocent young ladies get it all from being cut with knives and being tied up and gagged, even this continues when Frank dates an attractive female photographer. Really this monster adds body parts to his trophy collection of females. Overall graphic with violence and chills and thrills as the mind goes crazy with guilt and overactive compulsions really a cult blood slasher classic to watch for any horror film history buff!