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Recount (2008)

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




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Carol Roberts
Bill Daley


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 Story of the 2000 Presidential Election. See more »


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25 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election  »

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Did You Know?


Kevin Spacey, Denis Leary and Adam LeFevre all appeared in 1994's "The Ref." See more »


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


Mac Stipanovich: [to Clay, who's saying the recount should continue] God damn it, you stupid son of a bitch. We're right on the goal line here.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.5 (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 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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