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Directed by: Rod Lurie

Written by: Rod Lurie

Cast: Gary Oldman , Joan Allen , Jeff Bridges , Christian Slater , Sam Elliott , William Petersen , Saul Rubinek , Philip Hall , Mike Binder , Robin Thomas , Mariel Hemingway , Kathryn Morris , Kristen Shaw

Studio: Dreamworks Pictures

Genre: Drama

Official Site: N/A

Release Date: October 13, 2000 (wide)

Plot:

When the sitting Vice President dies, Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) is chosen by the President (Jeff Bridges) to be the first woman to hold the office. The selection meets with opposition from members of both parties, in particular a powerful political adversary (Gary Oldman) who will seeming... (more)

When the sitting Vice President dies, Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) is chosen by the President (Jeff Bridges) to be the first woman to hold the office. The selection meets with opposition from members of both parties, in particular a powerful political adversary (Gary Oldman) who will seemingly stop at nothing to discredit her. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from Hanson's past are revealed, threatening her personal life as well as her political future.

Laine 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.

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