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The Contender

The Contender

FEATURE FILM 125'
Drama / Thriller

Sometimes you can Assassinate a Leader without Firing a Shot
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Directed by

Rod Lurie

Starring

Christian Slater
Gary Oldman
Jeff Bridges
Joan Allen

Production

Cinecontender

1999 / Original language: English / Color / Dolby SRD

Senator Laine Hanson is the President of the United States' first choice to become his Vice President when the current second in command dies mysteriously. Laine Hanson must sit in front of the Congress and be confirmed. Her competence and character are put on trial where it is discovered that she was involved in some sexual deviance when she was in college. When confronted with questions, she will not answer. She will not back down even if it means her own personal destruction...

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Academy Awards (2001)
Nominations:
- Joan Allen: Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Jeff Bridges: Best Supporting Actor