The Contender | 2000

Drama, Thriller
A female senator running for Vice President, gets slammed because of her sexual history by a Republican congressman.
Director: Rod Lurie
Writers: Rod Lurie
Awards: 2 Oscar nominations. Another 6 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Shelly Runyon

Actor

... Laine Hanson

Actor

... President Jackson Evans

Actor

... Reginald Webster

Actor

... Kermit Newman

Actor

... Jack Hathaway

Actor

... Jerry Toliver

Actor

... Oscar Billings

Actor

... Lewis Hollis

Actor

... William Hanson

Actor

... Cynthia Lee

Actor

... Paige Willomina

Actor

Company

Battleground Productions

Production Company

Beteiligungs KG

Production Company

Bombay Furniture

Production Company

Brooks Brothers

Production Company

Cinecontender Internationale Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

Production Company

Synopsis

U.S. Senator Laine Hanson's nomination for Vice President is jeopardized when a sex scandal from her past is revealed. In particular, she is opposed by the Speaker of the House, who will stop at nothing to discredit her. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from her past emerge and threaten her personal life as well as her political future. Hanson has what it takes to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Now she must prove she has the stomach for what it takes to get the job.

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