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Recount (2008)

A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

Director:

Jay Roach

Writer:

Danny Strong
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Ron Klain
Bob Balaban ... Ben Ginsberg
Ed Begley Jr. ... David Boies
Laura Dern ... Katherine Harris
John Hurt ... Warren Christopher
Denis Leary ... Michael Whouley
Bruce McGill ... Mac Stipanovich
Tom Wilkinson ... James Baker
Bruce Altman ... Mitchell Berger
Jayne Atkinson ... Theresa LePore
Gary Basaraba ... Clay Roberts
Derek Cecil ... Jeremy Bash
Eve Gordon ... Monica Klain
Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Carol Roberts
Mitch Pileggi ... Bill Daley
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Storyline

In this dramatization of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore concedes the presidency to George W. Bush, but recants when he learns of irregularities in the Florida vote count. Democratic strategists Ronald Klain and Michael Whouley race to Florida to uncover the truth, as do Republicans under James Baker III. Between faulty voting equipment and the vagaries of Florida's Secretary of State Katherine Harris, a 36-day stalemate ensues. Written by Jwelch5742

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In 2000, the election of the U.S. President boiled down to a few precious votes in the state of Florida - and a recount that would add "hanging chad" to every American's vocabulary. See more »

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Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Recomptage See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Spacey and Bruce Altman appeared in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). See more »

Goofs

The wall at the Division of Elections is shown in grey. It is in fact blue. See more »

Quotes

George W. Bush: Let me make sure I understand. You are calling back to retract your concession?
Al Gore: Excuse me, but you don't have to get snippy about it.
George W. Bush: My little brother has assured me, I won the state of Florida.
Al Gore: Well, your little brother is not the ultimate authority on this.
George W. Bush: Mr. Vice President, you do what you have to do.
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Connections

Featured in The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Won't Back Down
Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
Performed by Tom Petty
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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smart political movie
13 December 2010 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

The incredible mess of an election in year 2000, forever altered the worlds perception of the USA. The ridiculous fact that you can lose the election with the majority of the votes would be enough, but when the courts decide the winner, it is hard to sustain the self-deluding image of the last great Western democracy. Even if we make allowances for the artistic liberty, this smart political movie clearly shows the dire predicament in which we found ourselves. The extreme closeness of this race forced us to face the inadequacies in our system. Sadly, 10 years later almost nothing changed. The ship is sinking, and the rats will soon be leaving.


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