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THE CONTENDER VHS GARY OLDMAN JEFF BRIDGES JOAN ALLEN
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Title: ContenderThe
Format: VHS, NTSC (US, Canada) Genre: Drama
Release Date: 02/27/2001 Leading Role: Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Gary Oldman
Rating: R Director: Rod Lurie
UPC:

667068780833

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In THE CONTENDER, the sudden death of the vice president of the United States forces U.S. president Jackson Evans (Jeff Bridges) to pick a replacement. He decides against picking the popular governor of Virginia, Jack Hathaway (William Petersen), and instead makes the radical choice of Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) to become the nation's first female veep. Governor Hathaway's political friends include Shelly Runyon (Gary Oldman), a powerful congressman who will oversee Hanson's confirmation. Runyon digs into Hanson's personal life and finds evidence that in college, Hanson participated in an alcohol-fueled orgy as part of a sorority initiation. When faced with this scandal, Hanson refuses to respond to the attacks, causing a political crisis leading to further shocking revelations.Former film critic Rod Lurie's second film (after the thriller DETERRENCE) is a tense potboiler with issues ripped from modern headlines, including the nature of political ideals and the national curiosity with leaders' sex lives. Joan Allen gives another in a long line of stunning performances as the tough, idealistic Laine Hanson, who stands up for what she believes in no matter what the cost. THE CONTENDER also features strong supporting performances from Bridges and Oldman, as well as a realistic look at the high-pressure game of insider politics.

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  • Number of Tapes: 1
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 667068780833

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Genre:Dramas
Format:VHS

"....[Ms. Allen's performance] is an exquisitely subtle study of a strong, high-principled woman pushed to the breaking point....Mr. Oldman cloaks [his] character in an aura of deep sadness..."
New York Times - Stephen Holden (10/13/2000)

"...Compelling and provocative..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (10/13/2000)

"...Allen brings sexual juice to the role..."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (10/27/2000)

"...[Lurie] pumps honest energy into it....Played with fiery verve by Joan Allen..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (11/09/2000)

"...Lurie keeps the proceedings brisk and accessible....Allen is nothing less than persuasive...The supporting players are just as impressive..."
Total Film - Dan Jolin (05/01/2001)

"...Oldman does a remarkable job with the role....Allen, without doubt as fine an actress as is working today, makes the difficult role of a woman who cannot reveal her increasingly intense feeling in public look natural, seamless and completely convincing..."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (10/13/2000)

"...Joan Allen is at the center of THE CONTENDER in one of the strongest performances of the year....This is one of those rare movies where you leave the theater having been surprised and entertained..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (10/13/2000)

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