Recount

Recount

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Director: Jay Roach

Cast: Jay Roach, Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr.

     
 

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Kevin Spacey and Bob Balaban headline Austin Powers director Jay Roach's all-star docudrama examining the events surrounding the most controversial presidential election in United States history. The highest office in the country is up for grabs, and the fate of the free world may hang in the balance. When the initial tallies from Florida voting polls proveSee more details below

Overview

Kevin Spacey and Bob Balaban headline Austin Powers director Jay Roach's all-star docudrama examining the events surrounding the most controversial presidential election in United States history. The highest office in the country is up for grabs, and the fate of the free world may hang in the balance. When the initial tallies from Florida voting polls prove inconclusive, the decision is made to hold a recount. But it's a controversial decision to say the least, and one that caused many skeptical voters to suspect foul play. Eventually the case would go all the way to the Supreme Court, and as the trial gets under way charismatic Texas republican James Baker (Tom Wilkinson) attempts to rally public support for the recount. But the Democrats aren't about to lie down and die just yet, because Al Gore's former chief of staff Ron Klain (Spacey) can play hardball with the best of the old elephants. Now, as these two opposing giants come to blows over the fate of the presidency, they gradually begin to develop a grudging respect for one another. Laura Dern, John Hurt, Dennis Leary, and Ed Begley, Jr. round out the cast for the film that blends actual news footage and verbatim dialogue into fictionalized recreations that are both highly entertaining and deeply dramatic.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2008
UPC:
0883929026104
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
TVMA
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:56:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with director Jay Roach and writer Danny strong; A conversation between Kevin Spacey and the Real Ron Klain; A conversation between Bob Bob Balaban and the real ben Ginsberg; The true inside sotry of the 2000 presidential election

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Spacey Ron Klain
Bob Balaban Ben Ginsberg
Ed Begley David Boies
Laura Dern Katherine Harris
John Hurt Warren Christopher
Denis Leary Michael Whouley
Bruce McGill Mac Stipanovich
Tom Wilkinson James Baker III
Bruce Altman Mitchell Berger
Jayne Atkinson Theresa Lepore
Gary Basaraba Clay Roberts

Technical Credits
Jay Roach Director,Executive Producer
Len Amato Executive Producer
Alan E. Baumgarten Editor
Jim Denault Cinematographer
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Michael Hausman Producer
Richard Hicks Casting
Richard Hinks Casting
Evyen Klean Musical Direction/Supervision
Patti Podesta Production Designer
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer
David Rubin Casting
Danny Strong Co-producer,Screenwriter
Paula Weinstein Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Recount
1. The Foundation [10:46]
2. The Wrong Numbers [8:36]
3. A Street Fight [8:44]
4. Brass Knuckle Time [10:23]
5. Advisory Opinions [9:16]
6. Denied [8:13]
7. Dimples and Chads [11:08]
8. Mob Rule [9:44]
9. 4th Down and Long [10:00]
10. Constitutional Crisis [10:49]
11. End This War [7:55]
12. God Bless America [6:18]

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