The Contender
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2000
Director: Rod Lurie
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 667068-780925
Running time: 2:07 (127 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 06, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#444)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 03, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
"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).
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Genres
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • DreamWorks Pictures
 • Cineranta Feature Films
 • Battle Plan Productions
Media Companies:
 • DreamWorks Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  DTS 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Rod Lurie....Director
Writing
Rod Lurie....Writer
Production
Marc Frydman....Producer
Douglas Urbanski....Producer
Willi Baer....Producer
James Spies....Producer
Dr. Rainer Bienger....Executive Producer
Gary Oldman....Executive Producer
Maurice Leblond....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Denis Maloney....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Michael Jablow....Film Editor
Music
Larry Groupé....Composer
Sound
Jay Meagher....Production Sound Mixer
Stephen Hunter Flick....Sound Designer
Stephen Hunter Flick....Sound
Jeffrey Perkins....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Samuel Lehmer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Alexander Hammond....Production Designer
Matthew Jacobsen....Costume Designer
Halina Gebarowicz....Art Director
Fabrizio Sforza....Make-up Artist
Alessandra Sampaolo....Make-up Artist
Cast
Gary Oldman....Shelly Runyon
Joan Allen....Laine Hanson
Jeff Bridges....President Jackson Evans
Christian Slater....Reginald Webster
Sam Elliott....Kermit Newman
William Petersen....Jack Hathaway
Saul Rubinek....Jerry Toliver
Philip Baker Hall....Oscar Billings
Mike Binder....Lewis Hollis
Robin Thomas....William Hanson
Mariel Hemingway....Cynthia Lee
Kathryn Morris....Paige Willomina
Kristen Shaw....Fiona Hathaway
Douglas Urbanski....Makerowitz
Noah Fryrear....Timmy
Angelica Torn....Dierdra
Joe Taylor....Paul Smith
Kevin Geer....Congressman Skakle
Doug Roberts....Congressman Harding
Bev Appleton....Congressman Marshall
Sandra Register....Glenda
Tony Booth....Peter Crenshaw
Andrew Boothby....Steven Poullet
Irene Ziegler....Maggie Runyon
Del Driver....Director Friend
Sean Pratt....Wilke
Bill Bevins....Anchorman
Ed Sala....Show Producer
Kirk Penberthy....Stevenson
Justin Dray....Stagehand
Jackie Laubacher....Reporter #4
David Bridgewater....Aide
Kevin Grantz....Secret Service Chief
Michael Kennedy....Congressman Fletcher
David Londoner....Congressman Jones
Billy Dye....Waiter
Larry King....Himself
Amit Mehta....ABU Hunter
Greg Cooper....Ted Edwards
J. Scott Shonka....Cappy
Scoot Powell....Attorney
Catherine Shaffner....Patricia Lavameer
Stan Kelly....Alan
William L. Chandler....Personal Waiter
Liz Marks....Sheila
Lobbyists
Robert Harvey
Steve Hurwitz
Reporters
Ric Young
Sherri Richmond
Teresa Wells Jones
Lynn West
Dave Guertler
Michael Goodwin
Heather Rosbeck....Elaine Bidwell
Roderick Jimenez....Trevor
Donald Campen....Sergeant at Arms
Justin Lewis....Producer
Fred Iacovo....Joe Smith
Dawn Westbrook....Secretary
Jolene Carroll....Maid