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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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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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Every vote counts...if the votes are counted. See more »

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Drama | History

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25 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election  »

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According to his obituary on NPR's "Morning Edition," Sydney Pollack was set to direct this until he became too sick to continue the preparations. See more »

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

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Mac Stipanovich: Listen, Katherine. Most people go through their lives never having a chance to make a difference. And those that are lucky enough to have that chance don't recognize it when it comes. They think it's down the road, or that it's going to be next year or the year after that. But if you're a publical official wanting to make history then today is your lucky day, darling. You're about to pick the leader of the free world.
Katherine Harris: Don't you worry, Mac. It's going to take a lot more than David Letterman ...
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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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