The Contender

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Contender

Item Details

Title: The contender
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2001]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) :,sd., col. ;,1/2 in
Notes: Special features: the making of a political thriller, theatrical trailer, production notes, cast & filmmakers, from the cutting room floor, director's commentary with Rod Lurie & Joan Allen
Originally released as motion picture in 2000
Awards & Distinctions: Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Alan J. Pakula Award
ISBN: 0783256337
Branch Call Number: PN1995.9.P6 C6 2001a
Statement of Responsibility: DreamWorks Pictures and Cinerenta/Cinecontender present a Battleground production in association with SE8 Group ; produced by Marc Frydman ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Rod Lurie
Credits: Director of photography, Denis Maloney; production designer, Alexander Hammond; editor, Michael Jablow; music, Larry Groupé.
Performers: Cast: Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, William Petersen, Philip Baker Hall, Saul Rubinek, Sam Elliott.
System Details: DVD; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby 2.0 surround; 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen format
Other Language: With optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: DVD-Video discs Films for the hearing impaired Feature films Politics, Practical United States Public opinion Drama Women politicians United States Drama Vice-Presidential candidates United States Drama
Topical Term: DVD-Video discs
Films for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Politics, Practical
Women politicians
Vice-Presidential candidates
Publisher No: 87809
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Dec 12, 2012
  • yumsushi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great movie. Its true that some of the characters are beyond the realm of belief as they are are not your stereotypical immoral, sleazy politician (tragic really) but if you want to believe that there are honest politicians out there then this is the movie for you.

Sep 14, 2012
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Gary Oldman's performance is brilliant. However, this Democrat-leaned political thriller turned out cheesy-Hollywood-fairy tale. The President Jeff Bridges and VP nominee Joan Allen are too good to be true. In reality, the interest group with big money is the king maker, and the politicians serve them. In this movie, such interest group is non-existence; President knows everything and he makes right decisions. This movie could be a truly first-rate political thriller, if not simplified as good honest politicians vs dishonest bad ones.


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