The Contender

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie there is a scene where Joan Allen is walking next to the President. If you look closely at her feet, she is wearing two different colored high heels.

Continuity mistake: At one point when Runyon and his advisors are plotting how to undermine Hanson, the cigar he is smoking alternates length dramtically between shots.

David Mercier

Factual error: Towards the end of the movie when the President is addressing Congress, Joan Allen is seen outside of the building jogging. Joan Allen, being a senator and thereore a part of Congress, should have been inside the building.

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Laine Hanson: Principles only mean something when you stick to them when its inconvenient.

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Trivia: Judging by his looks, one would think Gary Oldman is paying homage to that Sean Penn's also somewhat 'offbeat' lawyer-characterization in "Carlito's Way".

S.Holmes
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