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The Contender (2000)

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Release Date
 USA: Oct 13, 2000
 UK: 20 Apr 2001
DVD Release Date
 R1: May 27, 2003
 R2: 29 Oct 2001

Budget $9,000,000

Official Website:
The Contender Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong sexual content and language.

Running Time
2 hours, 6 minutes

Country USA, Germany, UK

Studio Battleground, Cinecontender, Cinerenta, SE8 Group

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• The Contender
• Rufmord - Jenseits der Moral (2002)

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Genre: Drama, Political, Deception, Suspense, Spy, Society

Tagline: Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot.

Plot: When the sitting Vice President dies, Senator Lame Hanson (Joan Allen) is chosen by the President (Jeff Bridges) to be the first woman to hold the office. The selection meets with opposition from members of both parties, in particular a powerful political adversary (Gary Oldman) who will stop at nothing to discredit her. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from Hanson's past are revealed, threatening her personal life as well as her political future.

Lame Hanson has what it takes to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Now she must prove she has the stomach for what it takes to get the job.

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 Directed by
Rod Lurie
The Last Castle, Deterrence, Resurrecting the Champ
 Written by
Rod Lurie
Capital City, The Last Castle, Deterrence
Gary Oldman
Batman Begins, Leon, The Fifth Element
Joan Allen
Face/Off, The Bourne Supremacy, Pleasantville
Jeff Bridges
The Big Lebowski, K-PAX, Arlington Road
Christian Slater
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, True Romance, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Sam Elliott
Hulk, Tombstone, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Philip Baker Hall
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Robin Thomas
The Banger Sisters, About Last Night..., Clockstoppers
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