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The Contender
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Gary Oldman Gary Oldman
Shelly Runyon
Joan Allen Joan Allen
Laine Hanson
Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges
President Jackson Evans
Christian Slater Christian Slater
Reginald Webster
Sam Elliott Sam Elliott
Kermit Newman
William Petersen William Petersen
Jack Hathaway
Saul Rubinek Saul Rubinek
Jerry Tolliver
Philip Baker Hall Philip Baker Hall
Oscar Billings


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Rod Lurie Rod Lurie
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A good movie

6 years, 2 months ago at May 1 7:04
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie but since there was a top cast involved,  I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, I was really positively surprised by the damned thing. Indeed, I always thought that politics were a fascinating subject, I'm sucker for the movies dealing with this topic and this movie didn't disappoint me. Basically, even though... read more

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2 years, 9 months ago at Oct 10 18:59
half way through the movie stars jerking off faster and faster until it unloads over you without any shame.

Pity because the first half was ok and there´s some decent acting and casting.
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Sen. Laine Hanson is nominated to be America's first female vice president. But a right-wing stalwart seizes on a 20-year-old sex scandal to discredit her. Hanson refuses to confirm or deny the charge, sending Washington into a high-stakes crisis.
Release date: 13 October 2000
UPC: 667068780925
Tags: Drama (6), 2000 (4), Thriller (4), 2000s (3), Politics (3), Scandal (3), White House (2), Washington D.C. (2), Political Thriller (2), SnP (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Sort (1), Cross-Cultural (1), Krishna (1), Political (1)
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