Born on July 26th, 1959
From South Orange, New Jersey
Powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey) is on a mission to acquire all the good things that money, power and privilege can buy. With business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) at his side, Abramoff uses his considerable clout to amass a lucrative and influential personal empire. When Abramoff and Scanlon team up with a mob-connected pal to carry out their latest scheme, they soon find themselves in over their heads.
In this dramatization of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore concedes the presidency to George W. Bush, but recants when he learns of irregularities in the Florida vote count. Democratic strategists Ron Klain (Kevin Spacey) and Michael Whouley (Denis Leary) race to Florida to uncover the truth, as do Republicans under James Baker (Tom Wilkinson). Between faulty voting equipment and the vagaries of Florida's Secretary of State Katherine Harris (Laura Dern), a 36-day stalemate ensues.