The Contender

Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot.

"The most controversial movie in years," claims Joel Siegel of Good Morning America.

Power comes at a stunning price, in this electrifying thriller that features riveting performances by an all-star cast. The vice president is dead, and as the president (Jeff Bridges) makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival (Gary Oldman). When Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into a battle for power.

Critics rave that The Contender is "the most important American film in years... a remarkably powerful and provocative thriller." (Jeff Craig - Sixty Second Preview)


  • Gary Oldman
  • Joan Allen
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Christian Slater
  • Sam Elliott
  • William L. Peterson

Directed By:

  • Rod Lurie


  • Drama
  • Thriller

DVD Release Date:

  • March 6th, 2001