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The Contender

Rating:R (for strong sexual content and language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:October 13, 2000
Running time:125 minutes
Cast:Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Gary Oldman, Mike Binder, Christian Slater
Director:Rod Lurie
Producer:Marc Frydman, Douglas Urbanski, Willi Baer
Writer:Rod Lurie
Distributor:Dreamworks

Description: A political thriller that takes us behind the scenes of Washington's political power plays. When the current Vice President dies, the President appoints Senator Laine Hanson as the first woman to hold the office. The selection process is met with opposition, particularly from a powerful adversary who will stop at nothing to discredit her. As shocking secrets are revealed, a political firestorm is set off that threatens her personal life as well as her political career. Laine Hanson has what it takes to be Vice President, but does she have the stomach to get the job done?

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