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• Shooting Locations
• USA: Oct 13, 2000
• UK: 20 Apr 2001
DVD Release Date
• R1: May 27, 2003
• R2: 29 Oct 2001
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Rated R for strong sexual content and language.
2 hours, 6 minutes
Country USA, Germany, UK
Studio Battleground, Cinecontender, Cinerenta, SE8 Group
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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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