The Contender

The Contender (2000)

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Hathaway is arrested; the car accident and the rescue was to boost his career and image. Laine Hanson was drunk that night but did not participate in that orgy. The President makes a "shame on you, you vultures!"/"what happened to democracy?" speech at a press conference. Laine Hanson becomes the candidate for Vice President.

Rod Lurie

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".

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