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The Contender

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(out of 5)


 is fantastic as a woman chosen to take over for the late Vice-President, then plunged into controversy when a story surfaces that she once participated in a gang-bang in college that someone happened to photograph. Refusing to play the dirty games some politicians play, she offers no comment on the issue, maintaining that her private life is not for public scrutiny. The Conservative zealot assigned to lead her Vice-Presidency appropriation () believes otherwise. Compelling drama, with a first-rate script and strong direction. Ignore the slightly overdone final speech by  as the President; Allen gives the film its meaning and sums it all up beautifully right before he gets around to speaking.


Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Cinecontender, Battleground Productions, SE8 Group, Battlefield

USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000

Directed by

Screenplay by Rod Lurie

Cinematography by

Produced by , , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 2000

Golden Globe Awards 2000

Toronto International Film Festival 2000

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