The Contender Poster

Release Date: October 13th, 2000

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2001

R|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Sam Elliott, Christian Slater, William Petersen, Philip Baker Hall, Saul Rubinek

Director: Rod Lurie

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Battleground Productions, Cinerenta, Cinecontender, SE8 Group

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: 2000s, Fall, Mystery, Cool, Friend, Suspenseful

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)