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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Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election  »

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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Kevin Spacey; and four Oscar nominees: Laura Dern, Tom Wilkinson, Bob Balaban and John Hurt. See more »


The wall at the Division of Elections is shown in grey. It is in fact blue. 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 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) See more »


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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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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