The Contender

Directed by Rod Lurie
2000    2h 6m    R
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.
Cast of The Contender
  • Joan AllenLaine Hanson
  • Gary OldmanShelly Runyon
  • Jeff BridgesPresident Jackson Evans
  • Christian SlaterReginald Webster
  • Sam ElliottKermit Newman
  • William PetersenJack Hathaway
  • Saul RubinekJerry Tolliver
  • Philip Baker HallOscar Billings
  • Mike BinderLewis Hollis
  • Robin ThomasWilliam Hanson
  • Kathryn MorrisPaige Willomina
  • Kristen ShawFiona Hathaway
  • Douglas UrbanskiMakerowitz
  • Noah FryrearTimmy
  • Angelica PageDierdra
  • Joseph Lyle TaylorPaul Smith
  • Kevin GeerCongressman Skakle
  • Doug RobertsCongressman Harding
  • Mariel HemingwayCynthia Lee
  • Bev AppletonCongressman Marshall
  • Sandra RegisterGlenda
  • Anthony BoothPeter Crenshaw
  • Andrew BoothbySteve Poullet
  • Irene ZieglerMaggie Runyon
  • Del DriverDirector Friend
  • Sean PrattWilke
  • Bill BevinsAnchorman
  • Ed SalaShow Producer
  • Kirk PenberthyStevenson
  • Justin DrayStagehand
  • David LaubacherReporter #4
  • David BridgewaterAide
  • Kevin GrantzSecret Service Chief
  • Michael KennedyCongressman Fletcher
  • David LondonerCongressman Jones
  • Larry KingLarry King
  • Amit MehtaABU Hunter
  • Catherine ShaffnerPatricia Lavameer
  • Liz MarksSheila
  • Sherri RichmondReporter
  • Teresa JonesReporter
  • Lynn WestReporter
  • Heather RosbeckElaine Bidwell
  • Dawn WestbrookSecretary
  • Jolene CarrollMaid
  • Michael GoodwinReporter
  • Ashly CovingtonAide (uncredited)
  • Cynthia WebbNurse (uncredited)
  • Caryn MowerDrowning Victim (uncredited)
  • Robert ShepherdCongressman (uncredited)
  • Denis MaloneyWhite House Photographer (uncredited)
  • Lucas N. HallCongressional Aid (uncredited)
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