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Genre Thriller
Running Time 126 min
MPAA rating R
Release Date Sep 10, 2000
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The Contender

When the sitting Vice President dies, Senator Laine Hanson is chosen by the President 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 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.

Starring
Joan Allen Laine Hanson
Gary Oldman Shelly Runyon
Jeff Bridges President Jackson Evans
Sam Elliott Kermit Newman
Christian Slater Reginald Webster
Burghart Klaussner Gov. Jack Hathaway
Philip Baker Hall Oscar Billings
Saul Rubinek Jerry Toliver

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