Contender, The (2000)
Genre Drama; Thriller
Studio DreamWorks Home Ent.
Movie Release Date 2000
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 7 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.9
Joan Allen Sen. Laine Hanson
Jeff Bridges President Jackson Evans
Gary Oldman Congressman Sheldon B. Runyon
Christian Slater Congressman Reginald Webster
Sam Elliott Kermit Newman
Philip Baker Hall Oscar Billings
William Petersen Sen. Jack Hathaway
Saul Rubinek Jerry Tolliver
Mike Binder Lewis Hollis
Mariel Hemingway Cynthia Lee
William L. Petersen Gov. Jack Hathaway
Robin Thomas William Hanson
Kristen Shaw Fiona Hathaway
Douglas Urbanski Makerowitz
Director Rod Lurie
Writer Rod Lurie
Producer Willi Baer
Producer Marc Frydman
Producer James Spies
Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot.

"The most controversial movie in years," claims Joel Siegel of Good Morning America.

Power comes at a stunning price, in this electrifying thriller that features riveting performances by an all-star cast. The vice president is dead, and as the president (Jeff Bridges) makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival (Gary Oldman). When Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into a battle for power.

Critics rave that The Contender is "the most important American film in years…a remarkably powerful and provocative thriller," (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview).
In-Depth Commentary with Writer/Director Rod Lurie and Award-Winning Actress Joan Allen
Deleted Scenes
A Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Featurette: The Making of a Political Thriller
Theatrical Trailer
Production Notes
Cast & Filmmaker Biographies
Personal Details
My Rating 0
Index 86
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
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Amazon US
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Edition Details
Distributor DreamWorks Home Entertainment
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 667068780925
Region 1
Chapters 20
Release Date 27-May-03
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1