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Recount (2008)

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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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Kevin Spacey, Jayne Atkinson, and Derek Cecil would Co star on the Netflix political series House of Cards. See more »


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Ron Klain: How hard is it to punch a paper ballot?
Michael Whouley: It's pretty God damn hard when you're eighty something years old, you're arthritic, and you're blind as a fucking bat. Unfortunately for us, blind fucking bats tend to vote Democratic.
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Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »


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Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
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Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Excellent movie!
26 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

I had no idea how convoluted and poorly-handled the 2000 presidential election in Florida really was until seeing this movie. I remember that there were comments in the news about hanging chads, etc., but did not know about all of the legal and other issues that are revealed in the movie. It makes you wonder about all elections in all counties and states, on any issue.

It was absolutely riveting the entire way through--just when you think it was going one way, there would be a reversal. Fictional movies wish they had this many plot twists. My least favorite topic, normally, is politics, so for this movie to make an election in one state riveting, is saying a lot.

The performances were excellent, particularly by Kevin Spacey. The dialog and performances were so natural, it was almost like a documentary.

Great job by all!

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