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The Contender

2000 Rated R 2hr 7m

Sen. Laine Hanson is nominated to be America's first female vice president. But a right-wing stalwart seizes on a 20-year-old sex scandal to discredit her. Hanson refuses to confirm or deny the charge, sending Washington into a high-stakes crisis.

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Movie Details

2001 Independent Spirit Awards®
2001 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
2001 Academy Award®
Strong sexual content and language
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; deleted footage; "HBO First Look" making-of featurette; cast and crew biographies; production information; audio commentary by director Rod Lurie and actress Joan Allen; theatrical trailer