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The Contender : Friday October 13, 2000

When the sitting Vice President dies, Senator Laine 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 seemingly 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. Laine 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. -- © 2000 DreamWorks Pictures 


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Points 100 62.5 55 75 73.13


73.13 - Worth Seeing

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Joan Allen as Senator Laine Hanson
Jeff Bridges  as President Jackson Evans
Gary Oldman as Congressman Sheldon B. Runyon 
Sam Elliott as Congressman Reginald Webster
Christian Slater as Congressman Reginald Webster
Robin Thomas as William Hanson 
Mike Binder as Lewis Hollis 
William L. Petersen as Governor Jack Hathaway 

Running Time

2hr 10mins


Rated R for strong sexual content and language. 


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