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The Contender (2000)

R 2000-10-13 (US) DramaThriller 2h 6m
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Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot.


The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into a battle for power.

  1. Rod Lurie

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Joan Allen

    Joan Allen

    Laine Hanson

  2. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Shelly Runyon

  3. Jeff Bridges

    Jeff Bridges

    President Jackson Evans

  4. Christian Slater

    Christian Slater

    Reginald Webster

  5. Sam Elliott

    Sam Elliott

    Kermit Newman

  6. William Petersen

    William Petersen

    Jack Hathaway

  7. Saul Rubinek

    Saul Rubinek

    Jerry Tolliver

  8. Philip Baker Hall

    Philip Baker Hall

    Oscar Billings

  9. Mike Binder

    Mike Binder

    Lewis Hollis

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The Contender
The Contender

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $22,428,990.00


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