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The Contender

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Directed by: Rod Lurie
Writing credits: Rod Lurie
Movie Genre: Drama/Thriller
Released: 2000
Running Time: 126 minutes
Rating: PG

After his Vice-president suddenly dies the President, who is near the end of his final term, decides to leave a legacy by selecting a woman to fill the position.

Enter a Senator who has shifted from the Republican Party to the Democratic.

Initially appearing to be the perfect candidate, an allegation suddenly appears that she had been involved in a sexual orgy as a 19-year old in college.

The confirmation committee chairman, a Republican, leaks the information to the press, while using the press discussion as a forum to bring it into the hearings.

The chairman desires to get a Governor into the office.

The Governor had become a national hero when he attempted to rescue a young woman from a car that crashed from a bridge into deep water near where the Governor had been fishing.

Tagline: Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot.

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