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Recount (2008)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, History  |  25 May 2008 (USA)
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A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.



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

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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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Because of the extensive parody of Katherine Harris in the media, Laura Dern expressed great apprehension over how to approach the character. Dern convinced director Jay Roach to allow her at least three takes for every scene: one underplayed, one "medium," and one way over-the-top, so Roach could help guide her performance. See more »


In the first scene, where James Baker is drinking Dr. Pepper, the can he is drinking from was not issued in 2000. However, later on in the movie, this error was corrected and he is drinking out of the older version of the can. See more »


David Boies: [holds up bag of red m&m's] I'm only eating the red ones today.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 May 2008 (2008) See more »


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Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
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Very Well Done
27 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I could not turn away from this movie- not because the outcome was unclear or because I was unfamiliar with the events (I took a class in college the next year entirely dedicated to this debacle) I just found the acting so compelling.

The actors did a fantastic job- they created tension even when I knew what the Supreme Court would say- If you are a political junkie and have not been drinking from your respective party's kool-aid jug for too long you will enjoy this movie.

Those that take offense to this film clearly are delusional about their party or candidates- they can't acknowledge that their side will go to the same lengths as the other guy to win- Recount is not a social commentary on voter fraud- it is a behind the scenes look at the recount teams for Gore and Bush and how they strategized and plotted to WIN-

That does not mean Recount seeks to establish who WON the election- only that there were two camps who wanted to, which we already knew before the vote was so ridiculously close. And I don't see how the film could have done a better job showing us this-

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