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

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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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The future of the nation was hanging by a chad.

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25 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election  »

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Trivia

Though he granted extensive interviews to Danny Strong, Warren Christopher still objected to his portrayal in this film. See more »

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

Quotes

Joe Allbaugh: I'm sorry to interrupt but I wasn't sure if you could smell this.
James Baker: What is it?
Joe Allbaugh: The pile of shit Al Gore just stepped in. He's trying to throw out military ballots. It's called the Herron memo.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 May 2008 (2008) See more »

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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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Great movie
21 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie was totally unknown to me when I by coincidence discovered it because it aired on TV. (It's a TV movie after all). I think it deserves to be more well-known among people. American politics has always been of interest to me, and this was highly entertaining. I remember the mess, arguing and total chaos that was the Presidential election Florida recount, but I couldn't remember all the details. This movie takes you through everything that happened in a way that you don't want to stop watching. It's really entertaining, sometimes I think it's borders to comedy, but that's not a problem. In fact, the whole situation in 2000 was almost a comedy in itself. Before I watched this, I feared that it would have the typical liberal viewpoint that so many political movies have thus making them hard to watch. Luckily, I felt that it was quite neutral all the way through and managed to show the situation from both sides. That's a big plus. Also, the acting is great in this movie.


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