The Contender


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

U.S. Senator Laine Hanson's nomination for Vice President is jeopardized when a sex scandal from her past is revealed. In particular, she is opposed by the Speaker of the House, who will stop at nothing to discredit her. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from her past emerge and threaten her personal life as well as her political future. Hanson has what it takes to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Now she must prove she has the stomach for what it takes to get the job.

Film Details

Also Known As
Contender, Manipulations
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Political
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Christopher S P Jones
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
New Millenium Studios, Petersburg, Virginia, USA; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

U.S. Senator Laine Hanson's nomination for Vice President is jeopardized when a sex scandal from her past is revealed. In particular, she is opposed by the Speaker of the House, who will stop at nothing to discredit her. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from her past emerge and threaten her personal life as well as her political future. Hanson has what it takes to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Now she must prove she has the stomach for what it takes to get the job.

Crew

Peter Albert

Video Assist/Playback

Alan Aldridge

Assistant Camera Operator

Hannah Anderson

Wardrobe

Howard Anderson

Other

Arno Andrischok

Driver

Ken Arrington

Driver

Willi Baer

Producer

James Bailey

Foley

Mike Barbour

Driver

Ted Barela

Production

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunts

Eric G Bartsch

Key Grip

Bruce R Bell

Adr

Wyatt Belton

Hair

Dean Beville

Dialogue Editor

Matt Beville

Editor

Rainer Bienger

Executive Producer

Jamie Bishop

On-Set Dresser

Michael Bonsignore

Dolly Grip

William F Boone

Grip

Veronique Bouedo

Production Assistant

Charlie Bouis

Assistant Engineer

Charlie Bouis

Other

Cherie Bowers

Other

Linda Boyland

Set Costumer

Jeff Bridges

Song Performer

Lisa Brown

Assistant Production Coordinator

Susan Burig

Graphic Designer

David V Butler

Assistant Sound Editor

Adam Caperton

On-Set Dresser

Kim Carnes

Song Performer

Andrew Carnwath

Production Assistant

John Carrington

Other

June Carter

Song

Donna Case

Special Thanks To

Alfredo Catalani

Song

Lloyd Catlitt

Stunt Coordinator

Harris Chandler

Foreman

Guy Charbonneau

Audio

Frederic Chopin

Music

Michael Clark

Other

Michael H Clark

Special Effects

Jack Cooperman

Director Of Photography

Tim Crane

Swing Gang

Amanda Curry

Accounting Assistant

Sister Daniels

Wardrobe Supervisor

Pamela Dennis

Other

Matthew Doll

Key Rigging Grip

Bruce Donnelly

Other

Bruce Donnelly

Original Music

Robie Dowdy

Driver

Laura Downing

Set Costumer

Jessica Driscoll

Other

Megan Driscoll

Assistant

Kelly Elam

Art Department Coordinator

Brian Ellis

Driver

James Fahlgren

Production

Sven E M Fahlgren

Post-Production Coordinator

Max Fischer

Camera Assistant

Arlene Fishbach

Music

Stephanie Flack

Dialogue Editor

Judee Flick

Adr Editor

Stephen Hunter Flick

Sound Designer

Stephen Hunter Flick

Sound Supervisor

Michael Flinn

Electrician

Bob Foster

Driver

Robert Foster

Transportation Coordinator

Erica Frauman

Post-Production Supervisor

Marc Frydman

Producer

James Garrett

Driver

Miriam Gauci

Song Performer

Halina Gebarowicz

Art Director

Ted Glenn

Driver

Kristine Golashesky

Driver

Karen Golden

Script Supervisor

Alexandra Gonzales

Dialogue Editor

April H Grantham

Driver

Thomas Grimes

On-Set Dresser

Larry Groupé

Original Music

Larry Groupé

Music

Dave Guertler

Stand-In

Dana Gustafson

Foley Editor

Jo Jo Guthrie

Hair

Bj Hallett

Driver

Alexander Hammond

Production Designer

Jimmy Hanna

Other

Michael D Harrell

Property Master

Richard A Harrison

Music Editor

Matthew Haskins

Assistant Camera Operator

Kate Hereford

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jennifer Hill

Loader

Mark R Hughes

On-Set Dresser

Catherine Incaprera

Costumes

Mike Ivey

Art Assistant

Michael Jablow

Editor

David Jackson

Electrician

William Jacobs

Editor

Matthew Jacobsen

Costume Designer

Bobby L Jones

Driver

Bobby L Jones

Transportation Captain

Christopher S P Jones

Cable Operator

Susan Jones

Assistant Location Manager

Jeff Juberget

Production Assistant

Ryan Juggler

Sound Editor

Harriet Katz-stevens

Post-Production Accountant

Jay Kemp

Lighting Technician

Hubie Kerns Jr.

Stunts

Merle Kilgore

Song

John Kimmer

Grip

Victoria Lang

Production Assistant

Charles Laughon

Other

Maurice Leblond

Executive Producer

Samuel Lehmer

Rerecording

Andrea Levine

Assistant Property Master

Marsha Lewis

Art Department

Patricio Libenson

Editor

Steve Loglisci

Coproducer

Marco Londoner

Assistant Director

Rod Lurie

Screenplay

Frank Macchla

Original Music

Denis Maloney

Director Of Photography

Liz Marks

Casting

Kindra Marra

Assistant Editor

Greg M Martin

Best Boy Grip

Gordon Mcvay

Swing Gang

Jay Meagher

Sound Mixer

Amit Mehta

Assistant

Diana M Mendenhall

Production Assistant

Chan Mentzer

Construction Coordinator

Jon Michaels

Assistant Sound Editor

Gino S Mifsud

Photography

Albert Mitchell

Driver

Lee Mitchell

Driver

Curtis Moore

Other

Dane Moore

Swing Gang

Steve Moore

Stand-In

Caryn Lynn Mower

Stunts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music

Heather Mullen

Assistant Editor

Brian Murphy

Production Assistant

Ryan Murphy

Other

Nathan Hutch Murray

Production Assistant

Shelly Newton

Driver

Jerry Nuckols

Driver

Robin O'dell

Stand-In

Gary Oldman

Executive Producer

Riley Ordoyne

Driver

Randy Pease

Boom Operator

Jeffrey Perkins

Rerecording

Tinker Pickens

Driver

Gary Pilkinton

Special Effects Foreman

Christy Pracht

Extras Casting Assistant

Robert Proffitt

Driver

Ellis Pryor

Driver

Bobby Raikes

Driver

Angela Ratliff

Other

Julianna Raye

Song Performer

Julianna Raye

Song

Laura Ridner

Assistant Editor

Jennifer Rizzo

Set Costumer

Jeremy Roberts

Production

Oriana Robertson

Unit Production Manager

Jennie Hill Robinson

Other

Steve Robison

Driver

Ted Robison

Transportation Captain

Christopher Rock

Assistant Location Manager

Aida Rodgers

Assistant Director

Ronnie Rondell

Stunts

David Sabee

Music Contractor

Alessandra Sampaolo

Art Department

Nina Saxon

Main Title Design

Fabrizio Sforza

Art Department

James E Sheridan

Assistant Director

Scott Shiffman

Coproducer

Mary Jo Slater

Casting

J. Bradley Smith

Location Manager

Robert M Spencer

Lighting

James Spies

Producer

Michael Stailey

Camera Assistant

Eloise Stammerjohn

Set Decorator

Armin Steiner

Sound Mixer

George Sweney

Production Accountant

Jason Taylor

Assistant Engineer

Ronald Taylor

Driver

Rex Teese

Production Assistant

Carmen Tetzlaff

Casting Associate

Carol Ann Thomas

Production Coordinator

Henry Tirl

Steadicam Operator

Yori Tondrowski

Production Assistant

Douglas Urbanski

Producer

Dirk Vahle

Helicopter Pilot

Robert Vazquez

Special Effects Coordinator

Richard Ward

Foreman

Dave Whitten

Color Timer

Russell Wicks

Electrician

Tim Wicks

Grip

Ty Williams

Production Assistant

Darwin Witte

Driver

James Wright

Consultant

Film Details

Also Known As
Contender, Manipulations
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Political
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Christopher S P Jones
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
New Millenium Studios, Petersburg, Virginia, USA; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2000
Joan Allen

Best Supporting Actor

2000
Jeff Bridges

Best Actress

2000
Joan Allen

Best Supporting Actor

2000
Jeff Bridges

Best Supporting Actor

2000
Gary Oldman

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for three 2000 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, including Best Actress (Joan Allen), Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges) and Best Supporting Actor (Gary Oldman).

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2000

Released in United States February 2010

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States on Video February 27, 2001

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-17, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Special Presentation) February 4-14, 2010.

DreamWorks reportedly paid around $10 million for the U.S. rights.

Began shooting August 22, 1999.

Completed shooting October 11, 1999.

SE8 Group is Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski's production company.

Released in United States February 2010 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Special Presentation) February 4-14, 2010.)

Released in United States on Video February 27, 2001

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-17, 2000.)

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2000

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.)