Release Date: October 13, 2000
Copyright © 2000 DreamWorks
The Contender (2000)
A political thriller about Laine Hanson, a senator who is nominated to become Vice President following the death of the previous office holder. During the confirmation process, Laine is the victim of a vicious attack on her personal life in which stories of sexual deviancy are spread. She is torn as to whether she should fight back, or stick to her high principles and refuse to comment on the allegations. Although it isn't easy, she sticks to her guns, and in the end she is rewarded for it.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Rod Lurie
Writers: Rod Lurie
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