8- The Contender

Published October 17th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Tagline: Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot


Laine Billings Hanson, Joan Allen, is a Republican-turned-Democrat senator who is tapped by the President, Jeff Bridges, to fill the position of Vice President, left vacant by an untimely death. The major obstacle to a smooth confirmation hearing lies in the opposition of the committee head, Shelley Runyon, played by Gary Oldman, a powerful and influential congressman. 

However, bedroom secrets haunt the woman senator. 

This Drama/Thriller is rated R for strong sexual content and language. 

The cast includes Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Gary Oldman, Christian Slater and Mike Binder. 

The film was written and directed by Rod Luri, Produced by Marc Frydman, Douglas Urbanski and Willi Baer and released by Dreamworks

The movie’s running time is 2 hours and 6 minutes. 

In its 3rd week out the movie netted $2,500,000, giving it a total of $14,000,000

© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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