Contender, The (US)
Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot
Running Time: 127 mins
Retail Price: $26.99
Content Type: Movie
"The most controversial movie in years," claims Joel Siegel of Good Morning America.
Power comes at a stunning price, in this electrifying thriller that features riveting performances by an all-star cast. The vice president is dead, and as the president (Jeff Bridges) makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival (Gary Oldman). When Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into a battle for power.
Critics rave that The Contender is "the most important American film in years…a remarkably powerful and provocative thriller," (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview).
In-Depth Commentary with Writer/Director Rod Lurie and Award-Winning Actress Joan Allen
A Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Featurette: The Making of a Political Thriller
Cast & Filmmaker Biographies
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
DTS 5.1 English
William L. Petersen
Mary Jo Slater
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