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The Contender DVD 2000 A manipulátor / Directed by Rod Lurie / Starring: Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

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The Contender DVD 2000 A manipulátor / Directed by Rod Lurie / Starring: Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

UPC 5996255708356



Audio: English 5.1, Hungarian 2.1

Subtitles: Hungarian, Croatian, Slovenian

Total runtime: 108 minutes


English Summary:

The Contender is a 2000 American political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and Christian Slater. The film focuses on a fictional United States President (played by Bridges) and the events surrounding his appointment of a new Vice President (Allen).

Second-term Democratic U.S. President Jackson Evans must select a new Vice President following the sudden death of his Vice President, Troy Ellard. The obvious choice seems to be Virginia Governor Jack Hathaway, who is hailed as a hero after he recently dove into a lake in a failed attempt to save a drowning girl. The President instead decides that his "swan song" will be helping to break the glass ceiling by nominating Ohio Senator Laine Hanson. In accordance with the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, approval from both houses of Congress is required. Standing in her way is Republican Congressman Sheldon Runyon of Illinois, who believes she is unqualified for the position, and backs Hathaway for the nod. His investigation into her background turns up an incident where she was apparently photographed participating in a drunken orgy as part of a sorority initiation. He is joined in his opposition by Democratic Representative Reginald Webster.

The confirmation hearings begin in Washington, D.C., and Runyon, who chairs the committee, quickly addresses Hanson's alleged sexual imbroglio. Hanson refuses to address the incident, neither confirming nor denying anything, and tries to turn the discussion towards political issues. Anticipating that Hanson would deem her personal past "none of anyone's business", Runyon starts rumors in the media saying that the sexual escapade in college was done in exchange for money and favors, making it prostitution.


Hungarian Summary:

Laine Hanson szenátor asszony karrierje hirtelen fordulatot vesz, amikor Evans elnök őt jelöli a hirtelen elhunyt alelnök helyére. A politikusnő nem sokkal korábban váltott pártot. Régi és új ellenségei lejárató kampányt kezdenek ellene. A legelszántabb köztük Runyon, a jelölőbizottság elnöke. Kiszivárogtat a sajtónak egy pikáns fejezetet Laine egyetemi múltjáról. Laine tanácstalan, a közvélemény megosztott és válaszokat vár. Runyon favoritja Jack Hathaway kormányzó, akit életmentő hősként tisztelnek, amióta egy lányt kimentett a folyóból. Hírek és híresztelések: a háttérben álló manipulátornak minden eszköz helyes, hogy céljait elérje...


Cast / Szereplők:

Gary Oldman Sheldon Runyon (R-IL) Representative, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
Joan Allen Laine Billings Hanson (D-OH) Senator, vice presidential nominee
Jeff Bridges Jackson Evans (D) President of the United States
Christian Slater Reginald Webster (D-DE) Representative, House Judiciary Committee member
Sam Elliott Kermit Newman White House Chief of Staff
William Petersen Jack Hathaway (D-VA) Governor of Virginia
Saul Rubinek Jerry Toliver White House Press Secretary
Philip Baker Hall Oscar Billings (R-OH) former Governor of Ohio, Laine Hanson's father
Mike Binder Lewis Hollis Laine Hanson's legal counsel
Robin Thomas William Hanson Campaign manager, Laine Hanson's husband
Kathryn Morris Paige Willomina FBI Special Agent


Directed by Rod Lurie
Produced by Marc Frydman
Douglas Urbanski
Willi Baer
James Spies
Written by Rod Lurie
  • Gary Oldman
  • Joan Allen
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Christian Slater
  • William Petersen
  • Philip Baker Hall
  • Saul Rubinek
  • Sam Elliott
Music by Larry Groupé
Cinematography Denis Maloney
Edited by Michael Jablow
Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG
Cinecontender Productions
Battleground Productions
SE8 Group
Distributed by DreamWorks Pictures
Release date
  • October 13, 2000
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English





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