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The Contender (2000)

Region: (unknown)
UPC/Barcode: 7321900932516
Released: 29th October 2001
Release type: Deleted
No. of Discs: (unknown)
Catalogue No: D093251
Category: Feature, Drama
Format: DVD / Normal
The Contender (2000) (Deleted)

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Story: White House drama about the behind-the-scenes conflicts involved in the appointment of a new vice-president. When the old vice-president dies, President Jackson Evans (Jeff Bridges) choses Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) as his successor, thereby making her the first woman ever to occupy the post. But congressman Shelly Runyon (Gary Oldman) opposes the appointment and, when he discovers photographs which seem to show Hanson taking part in an orgy, it seems that he will have no trouble undermining her position. Hanson's response is to stand firm and insist upon her right to privacy, but with the political storm gathering force around her, it is not clear how effective her principled stance will be.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Christian Slater, Sam Elliott, William L. Petersen, Saul Rubinek, Philip Baker Hall, Mariel Hemingway, Kevin Geer

Directed by: Rod Lurie

Music by: Larry Groupe

Produced by: Marc Frydman, Douglas Urbanski, Willi Baer, James Spies

Written by: Rod Lurie

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Warner Home Video

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The Contender (2000) (Retail / Rental)