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The Contender

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The Contender revolves around a fictional United States President and the events surrounding his appointment of a new female Vice President, following the death of the previous office holder.
Actors: Billy Dye,
Billy Dye
Billy Dye
Mariel Hemingway,
Mariel Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway 22 November 1961, Mill Valley, California, USA
Amit Mehta,
Amit Mehta
Amit Mehta
Kevin Geer,
Kevin Geer
Kevin Geer 6 November 1952, Reno, Nevada, USA
Joan Allen,
Joan Allen
Joan Allen 20 August 1956, Rochelle, Illinois, USA
Sandra Register,
Sandra Register
Sandra Register
Angelica Page,
Angelica Page
Angelica Page 17 February 1964, New York City, New York, USA
Jolene Carroll,
Jolene Carroll
Jolene Carroll
Kirk Penberthy,
Kirk Penberthy
Kirk Penberthy
Lynn West,
Lynn West
Lynn West
Douglas Urbanski,
Douglas Urbanski
Douglas Urbanski 17 February 1957, Somerville, New Jersey, USA
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Genre: ThrillerDrama
Director: Rod Lurie
Rod Lurie
Rod Lurie 15 May 1962, Israel
Release: 2000
IMDb: 6.9
Quality:
Duration: 126 min
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Combustible Celluloid
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May 26, 2006

Despite a few phony moments, the dialogue is sharp and the directing is immediate.
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ReelViews
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January 01, 2000

A major step forward for the director.
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Looking Closer

December 06, 2004

When Republicans speak, it's a bitter voice we hear; when Democrats speak, the music swells proudly. There's not must to think about here. It's a personality contest.
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Variety

January 01, 2000

The large, talented cast elevates the film above the trappings of its loquacious debates.
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eFilmCritic.com
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July 30, 2007

The Contender thumps its Democratic Bible hard enough to put Jonathan Edwards to shame.
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Common Sense Media

December 28, 2010

Thoughtful, enjoyable film for older teens.
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New York Times

January 01, 2000

What makes this twisty, cautionary yarn ... delicious is a cast that chews the scenery with such obvious enjoyment.
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Film.com

January 01, 2000

While you're watching it, The Contender lives up to its title.
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TheMovieReport.com
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October 14, 2007

Pretty much shameless leftist propaganda being sold as conventional Hollywood entertainment, but it manages to satisfy on the traditional genre terms.
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Chicago Sun-Times
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January 01, 2000

This is one of those rare movies where you leave the theater having been surprised and entertained, and then start arguing.
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Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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October 18, 2007

Sex, lies and politics--they all boil together beautifully in "The Contender," a strong political drama that understands Washington, knows its dirty secrets, and uses its excellent cast to fine effect.
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Chicago Tribune

January 01, 2000

An intelligent and informed look at the preposterous ways our leaders are often picked and sabotaged.
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