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The Contender
When the Vice President of the United States unexpectedly dies, all eyes in Washington D.C. are on President Jackson Evans (Jeff Bridges) as he chooses a new VP. Sen. Jack Hathaway (William Petersen), a respected career politician enjoying a new swell of popularity after a well-publicized attempt to save a drowning woman, is expected to be Evan's choice, but instead he picks Sen. Laine Hanson (Joan Allen), a decision that raises eyebrows on both sides of the political fence. Veteran power broker Shelly Runyon (Gary Oldman) is vehemently opposed to Hanson's appointment, in part because the Democratic senator was once a Republican, and vows to do everything in his power to prevent her from being confirmed. Runyon and his staff start digging for dirt on Hanson, and soon make a surprising discovery - her personal morality is called into question when it's alleged that she took part in a group sexual liaison while she was a college student.
Drama
127 min
2000
R
Paramount Pictures
English
VUDU Community
3.9
TOMATOMETER
76%
Cast & Crew
 
Rod Lurie
Rod Lurie
Director
Joan Allen
Joan Allen
Sen. Laine Hanson
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
Congressman Sheldon B. Runyon
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
President Jackson Evans
Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott
Kermit Newman
Christian Slater
Christian Slater
Congressman Reginald Webster
William Petersen
William Petersen
Sen. Jack Hathaway
Philip Baker Hall
Philip Baker Hall
Oscar Billings
Saul Rubinek
Saul Rubinek
Jerry Tolliver
Mike Binder
Mike Binder
Lewis Hollis
Kathryn Morris
Kathryn Morris
Fed
Mariel Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway
Cynthia Lee
Willi Baer
Willi Baer
Producer
Marc Frydman
Marc Frydman
Producer
Steve Loglisci
Steve Loglisci
Producer
James Spies
James Spies
Producer
Douglas Urbanski
Douglas Urbanski
Producer