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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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Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election  »

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

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Ben Ginsberg states that Bill Daley's father "stole it for JFK," referring to the belief that Chicago mayor Richard Daley rigged the vote in Illinois in 1960. Kennedy would have still won the electoral college without Illinois. See more »

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Clay Roberts: I think we should let them have it.
Mac Stipanovich: Are you kidding me?
Clay Roberts: They're almost finished anyway. Let them get done. And then we'll accept any result by 9 A.M tomorrow morning.
Mac Stipanovich: God damn it, you stupid son of a bitch. We're right on the goal line here. We are so close, Katherine! Shut it down! Just shut it down!
Clay Roberts: It's only a few more hours.
Katherine Harris: The Florida Supreme Court stated that if we're open on Sunday, the returns are due at 5 P.M. It's Sunday. We're open. And it's almost 5 P.M. I have no choice but to ...
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Famous Names Week 4 (2009) 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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"Sir, would like a bulletproof vest?"
22 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an emotional roller-coaster that will keep you watching despite knowing how it is going to end. There are very few films which have the ability to suck in an audience so deeply even though they know what is going to happen.

It raises questions about the 2000 election and does a fair job of cramming several weeks into two hours. The performances are pitch perfect and but Laura Dern in particular should win an Emmy for her portrayal of Katherine Harris. Your party affiliation should not prevent you from watching this film as it bounces back and forth between both campaigns without too overtly taking a side.

I don't know how Jay Roach got involved in directing this project, but he redeemed himself for the horrific "Austin Powers in Goldmember".

Watch it.


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