The Contender (2000)


The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into a battle for power.

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LetMeWatchThis Score: 6.8/10 from 91 votes
Release Date: 2000-10-13
Status: Released
Run time: 126 min / 2:6
Production Studio : Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Cinecontender Internationale, Battleplan Productions, SE8 Group
Production Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America


Gary Oldman
as Shelly Runyon
Joan Allen
as Laine Hanson
Jeff Bridges
as President Jackson Evans
Christian Slater
as Reginald Webster
Sam Elliott
as Kermit Newman
William Petersen
as Jack Hathaway
Saul Rubinek
as Jerry Tolliver
Philip Baker Hall
as Oscar Billings
Mike Binder
as Lewis Hollis
Robin Thomas
as William Hanson
Mariel Hemingway
as Cynthia Lee
Kathryn Morris
as Paige Willomina
Kristen Shaw
as Fiona Hathaway
Douglas Urbanski
as Makerowitz
Noah Fryrear
as Timmy
Angelica Page
as Dierdra
Joseph Lyle Taylor
as Paul Smith
Kevin Geer
as Congressman Skakle
Doug Roberts
as Congressman Harding
Bev Appleton
as Congressman Marshall
Sandra Register
as Glenda
Tony Booth
as Peter Crenshaw
Andrew Boothby
as Steve Poullet
Irene Ziegler
as Maggie Runyon


Directing Rod Lurie Director
Sound Larry Groupé Original Music Composer
Camera Denis Maloney Director of Photography
Editing Michael Jablow Editor
Production Mary Jo Slater Casting
Art Alec Hammond Production Design
Art Halina Gebarowicz Art Direction
Art Eloise Crane Stammerjohn Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Matthew Jacobsen Costume Design
Writing Rod Lurie Writer
Production Marc Frydman Producer
Production Douglas Urbanski Producer
Production Willi Bär Producer
Production James Spies Producer
Production Rainer Bienger Executive Producer
Production Gary Oldman Executive Producer
Production Maurice Leblond Executive Producer
Production Scott Shiffman Co-Producer
Production Steve Loglisci Co-Producer
Production Oriana Robertson Unit Production Manager